Ottawa’s ‘open government’ pledge falls by the wayside, and other reasons to fear for humanity


1. Liberals break ‘open government’ pledge

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Justin Trudeau’s policy is supposed to be that government information is public by default, and withholding it should be the exception. So why is Ottawa refusing to release the names and positions of Conservative appointees it says “voluntarily” stepped down under pressure from Dominic LeBlanc? Trudeau’s office says ‘a significant number” of the 33 appointees complied with the request, but won’t say who they are, or even how many. These are public offices, paid from the public purse. Canadians have every right to know the identities of those who are leaving, those who are staying, and any costs involved.

 

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