Prime Minister's Office bans Chinese reporters from Arctic trip: Sources

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (bottom) shoots a .303 Lee-Enfield rifle while taking part in a...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (bottom) shoots a .303 Lee-Enfield rifle while taking part in a demonstration by the Canadian Rangers at a camp near the Arctic community of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Giuseppe Valiante, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 8:11 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Canadian government says it will not allow reporters from two Chinese state-owned news organizations to fly with the Prime Minister on his annual Arctic tour because of past bad behaviour.

Jason MacDonald, spokesman for the Prime Minister Office, told QMI Agency that "certain news outlets were no longer welcome" to travel with PM Stephen Harper.

A source in the government told QMI Agency that no reporters from the People's Daily or Xinhua news agency will be allowed on the trip this year.

 


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