I need personal space, McGuinty tells media

It’s not you, it’s me. That popular break-up refrain appeared to be Premier Dalton McGuinty’s explanation Thursday as he defended his need for some “breathing space” — namely that reporters stand at least five feet away when posing questions.

It’s not you, it’s me. That popular break-up refrain appeared to be Premier Dalton McGuinty’s explanation Thursday as he defended his need for some “breathing space” — namely that reporters stand at least five feet away when posing questions.

In his first availability with the media since his office instituted the rule, McGuinty spoke of his “love” for the press gallery, called it “wonderful,” but asked for “a little bit more breathing space.”

The premier denied suggestions that he objected to probing questions about the recession, saying his motives were personal space.

 
 
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