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Hey, remember yesterday, when I liveblogged Auditor General Sheila Fraser’s appearance before Public Accounts , and it was almost a total write-off as far as actual news? Until she told the committee that the Privy Council Office has issued a draft policy that would force her office, and every other ostensibly independent officer of Parliament, to hand over copies of their respective communications strategies?

Apparently it might come up in the House during Question Period today. Wouldn’t that be fun? Especially after that whole sullenly-refusing-to-declare-that-they-have-confidence-in-Elections-Canada tantrum that the government threw last night, it seems like the perfect opportunity for the Prime Minister to reiterate his unwavering support for, and belief in, the independence of Canada’s parliamentary officers by declaring any such directive null and void.


 

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