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Gomery blasts the Tories

“On the transparency issue, its promises have simply not been fulfilled,” says the retired judge


 

John Gomery’s searing report on the sponsorship scandal may have ultimately helped to bring down the beleaguered Martin Liberals. But according to the retired Superior Court judge, despite having campaigned on a platform of “integrity, accountability and transparency,” so far, the Harper government’s performance on that front has been a disappointment. “On the transparency issue, its promises have simply not been fulfilled,” he told a Fredericton audience of public administrators earlier this week, as reported by the Telegraph Journal. Speaking with reporters afterwards, he denounced the track record of the current government as “very bad,” adding that, in his view, “frankly, the government needs to be criticized for that.” Among his biggest regrets, he said, was not including a “specific recommendation to overhaul the Access to Information Act” in his final report. “I believed, I guess a little naively, that a revised law was in the works and would see the light of day eventually. More than three years later, we are still waiting.”

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Gomery blasts the Tories

  1. This matters about as much as a fart in a skunk factory. Harper's followers know that Gomery is in the Liberal pocket because he didn't call for either pitchforks OR lynchings, and for those who are paying attention (aka Harper's detractors) are already well aware.

  2. This matters about as much as a fart in a skunk factory. Harper's followers know that Gomery is in the Liberal pocket because he didn't call for either pitchforks OR lynchings, and for those who are paying attention (aka Harper's detractors) this is old news.

    • Okayyyy……

      Seriously, if you think Gomery was "in the Liberal pocket", then what does that make you? Stephen Harper's pants?

  3. This is not "news"! Anyone with half a brain knows that any party that garners the majority of it's campaign contributions from big business "owes" those big businesses payback. No one wants their dirty laundry to appear in the press, so information is suppressed, usually by bogging down the Access to Information office with needless administrative tasks, and hampers its operation by underfunding and understaffing.

    All part of big business government 101.