Really, we’re friendly – and just calling with a few questions….
Any journalist who has tried to contact a federal government researcher/scientist/source can tell you how frustrating an exercise it can be. There are delays, referrals to communications and then days can pass before a response.
Today, the government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage sent this pamphlet out to its public servants – it’s unclear if others will follow.
Really, it makes media calls seem as fearful an experience as contracting Ebola.