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This "open and transparent" government also invoked S 39 of the Canada Evidence Act to prevent a Federal Court Judge from seeing the evidence it used to justify a billion dollar plus gun confiscation.While I am equally cynical as you, Haggis, or perhaps even more, we do need to at least have some element of plural, non-partisan oversight. We've seen with "Government" trying to obfuscate and hide the details of firing the two Chinese nationals/Canadian Permanent Residents from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg a year and a bit ago, including to the degree of the Government attempting to sue Parliament to keep the facts hidden from the public, that the oversight must be at least as transparent as possible...
This PM also gave implied direction to the PPSC and the RCMP in the Norman fiasco.
And, this government had six years to act on the Deschamps report.
As long as this government holds a de-facto majority in Parliament (which they do right now with the continued backing of the NDP and Bloc), any report they don't like will get shelved with a promise to "do better".