An interesting little detail from last week's latest Annual December Muskrat Falls Announcement. This still from the video shows the standard-issue Get-the-Buzzwords-in-the-Shot Cards affixed to the front of the lectern:
Now, when you're dealing with the HarperGovernment™ comms shop, nothing happens by accident. The standard-issue Action!Plan! card was on the lectern, for a reason.
And it was on top, for a reason.
And, for the same reason, this breathless bit of text appeared in the Premier's prepared prolix purple prose:
When the greatest moments of our history are recollected long generations from now, Newfoundland and Labrador’s historians will remember the choice that Prime Minister Stephen Harper made – the choice to stand beside our people in advancing the Muskrat Falls development under financing terms so advantageous that all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will benefit.
I would like to thank our regional Federal Minister, the Honourable Rob Moore for joining us here today, on behalf of Prime Minister Harper, and Nova Scotia’s Energy Minister, the Honourable Andrew Younger for representing his government and his Premier Stephen McNeil.