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misleading (lying to) the House of Commons. Reporters names' who made
access to information requests were bandied about by the Conservatives.
Jason Kenney claimed, in the House of Commons, that the Liberals did
the same in the past.
Only one problem; he lied.
Open and transparent government at its best! (sarcasm)
"But then Kenney, the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary, said he
had a Privy Council Office memo proving that Liberals had indulged in
the same, illegal indiscretion when they were in office. He has now
said this at least a half-dozen times in the House of Commons.
Kenney said the Conservatives were actually raising the standards of
elected office by stopping the practice immediately. The problem,
however, is that the memo says the opposite.
Dale Eisler, assistant secretary to the cabinet and a former
journalist, wrote in the memo: "There was no knowledge of an ATI
(access-to-information) request by any specific reporter. We are never
privy to that information."
Kenney accused of misleading the Commons
Memo cited by Tory MP states opposite of what he claims
Furor over possible privacy in access-to-information cases
Sep. 23, 2006. 11:15 AM
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