Does Peter Penashue have anything to say for himself?

Last week, the Intergovernmental Affairs Minister seemed to say that he’d have something to say today, but it now doesn’t seem there will be any kind of public statement from Mr. Penashue.

“I don’t know anything about it,” said Agatha Ryland, an assistant in Penashue’s constituency office in L’Anse au Loup, N.L. Reached by phone, Ryland said Penashue is travelling the remote Labrador coast handing out several Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals for community service and achievement. Penashue’s spokesman Cory Hann could not be reached by email or cellphone, and there was no answer at the minister’s Ottawa office.