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Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre is facing renewed accusations of crossing the line between partisan and government activity. Poilievre wore a golf shirt emblazoned with the Conservative party logo to a government announcement on Monday in Halifax, heralding the arrival of the first boosted Universal Child Care Benefit cheques.
Liberal MP David McGuinty called the announcement “obscene” and “completely indefensible.”
“The very fact that Poilievre has the audacity to show up at a publicly supported announcement wearing a Conservative logo, it tells you all you need to know,” said McGuinty, the MP for Ottawa South. “There’s nothing blurry about this at all. This is black and white. This is basically cheating.
“They’re not even trying to pretend anymore. It’s overtly partisan and political, it’s costing Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars, and it’s in total breach of democratic fair play.”
You’d think by the slow pace on delivery of access-to-information requests that we lived in the time of the Pony Express rather than the digital age. How else could it be that an active request remains unfulfilled more than six years after it was filed? Unless, of course, the Harper government is actively blocking information from being released — something critics accuse it of doing.
“Information delayed is information denied,” McGuinty said. “That’s not an access-to-information system in a 21st century, post-modern government.”
This isn’t the community garden in your local park – thanks to a lease from the National Capital Commission, Just Food farmers have found a home in Ottawa’s greenbelt. Last week, the farming non-profit signed a 25-year lease for 150 acres of the National Capital Commission’s greenbelt land.
It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and a new look at Canada’s creaky access-to-information system appears to bear that out. … “My first […]
Members of Parliament may flock to Twitter, but when it comes to getting the message out, Canadian government departments ‘like’ Facebook. According to documents tabled in […]
Public service and management issues don’t typically get much mention in election campaigns, but both the Liberals and NDP are promising to change the work of […]
The feds want to give Transport Canada greater powers to order auto recalls, even with just three weeks left to pass the legislation. … The government […]
Partisan advertising has no place in the federal government, according to the Ottawa South Liberal MP whose private member’s bill, which would ban the practice and […]
Riverside Park residents whose homes back onto a Via Rail line where a side track is now being built are calling on the Crown corporation to […]
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