The Canadian Progressive: Information commissioner takes Harper to court for withholding Senate expenses scandal documents

Suzanne Legault, Canada’s federal information commissioner, is taking Stephen Harper to the Federal Court for withholding information relating to the Senate expenses scandal. The post Information commissioner takes Harper to court for withholding Senate expenses scandal documents appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Impolitical: Paging the Clerk

On this brouhaha of yesterday: “CIDA rapped for partisan letters from cabinet minister appearing on website.” The core question in this incident is how these letters came to be posted on a government department’s website. And to answer that question, the protocols for posting material, with all that’s involved including translation, provide the answer. Then ...

Impolitical: Tendencies at the top

This is a troubling story that deserves attention: “RCMP conducted five-month national security probe into leaked F-35 story.” The Harper government called in the RCMP to investigate a politically embarrassing story involving the decision to sole-source the purchase of the F-35 stealth fighter, claiming it was a breach of national security, The Canadian Press has ...