NDP bans conservative website from Alberta government news conferences – CBC
The conservative news site, which hasn’t been shy in its criticism of Notley and her government, was sent a letter late last week from the Justice Department defending the ban.
Notley’s spokeswoman and communications director Cheryl Oates provided a written statement on Tuesday about the decision.
“The government’s position is that if you have testified under oath that you are not a journalist, then we don’t consider you a journalist,” she said.
Oates’s comment refers to testimony given by Levant in a libel suit in 2014. He told the court that he was a commentator and a pundit, not a reporter.