In Preston Manning’s op-ed in the Globe and Mail, he calls-out the Parliamentary Press Gallery members for not living up to their own code of ethics:
Section 10 of that constitution provides for the expulsion of a member by a majority vote of the members for only one reason: “… that such member uses his membership or the facilities of the Gallery to obtain a benefit other than by journalism …”
And alludes that he has inside information on who in the Press Gallery have been unethical by feathering their own nests:
Most of its members are sincere, dedicated individuals who adhere to and practise high professional and ethical standards. (see here)
The Toronto Star’s Susan Delacourt responded in the Press Gallery’s defense with her own column but actually ended up supporting Manning’s assertion:
I can tell you, with some certainty, that I would be in a considerable amount of trouble with my employer if I had ever lobbied for a Senate or government appointment while reporting on federal politics. I’m not saying this hasn’t happened…(see here)
Delacourt must now name all journalists (past and present) who she may be aware of that lobbied for a Senate or government appointment.