He's the most outspoken. For his own credibility, he should be there. And if nobody ask any tough questions, that's what you get in a one newspaper town.
If it was Montreal, Toronto, the press would be relentless. The number one question is what's going to happen to Regier/Ruff. If it's not asked, there is something seriously wrong.
He may not answer but you have to ask.
You already know the answer to that question, so what's the point in asking?