Letters to the Editor

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Tillman lecture interrupted by citizen pointing out government officials in attendance

Unbeknownst to most of the audience today at the Tillman lecture, government officials from Natural Resources and the Natural Gas Group were among the listeners.

During the Q & A portion of Tillman's appearance, a citizen stood up in the audience and pointed out the officials. The citizen began questioning them, but the lecture moderator, Armand Paul, thought it best to let Tillman continue. When Paul did so, the two members present from the Natural Gas Group left the auditorium, while Natural Resources deputy minister Sam McEwan stayed on - getting a grilling from the public after Tillman finished.