For a perfect example of what the Ottawa Press Gallery is truly all about:
Li Xue Jiang, the Ottawa correspondent for the Chinese People’s Daily, had been offered one of five spots in which to ask a question of Harper…With no local reporter on hand Friday, the gallery reporters agreed Li would ask the question reserved for local reporters.
When Julie Vaux, the prime minister’s press secretary, attempted to talk with Li as he stood in line behind the microphone, a physical altercation ensued. (see here)
Think about that for a minute – the Ottawa Press Gallery not only accredited this ‘reporter’ from China’s state-run news organization, they then manipulated the system so this spy can do his Commie overlords’ bidding.