BREAKING! HFX09 NDP convention coverage bumped by …

A Senate committee. From May. On CPAC. Yes, ITQ is appalled too, although at least she doesn’t have to listen to the rest of the speech that was underway when they pulled the plug. Silver linings, people.

UPDATE: In what turns out to have been a serendipitously timed Globe and Mail online op-ed, Gerald Caplan reminisces about NDP conventions past, and somehow manages to be more entertaining than every speaker to address the Halifax crowd so far put together.

EVENUPDATEDIER: According to the NDP, it wasn’t up to the CPAC program director: the network has a contractual obligation to devote two hours on Friday to parliamentary content. You’d think they could make an exception for a live event, but I guess not.

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