Down the paper trail again


The NDP says Tony Clement misled the public accounts committee when he testified three weeks ago. The emails in questions can be viewed here.

There is also some question as to how and why the rush transcript of Mr. Clement’s committee testimony came to be altered before being entered into the official record. More here and here.

“There was a time when a minister who spent $50-million without providing any documentation would have been subject to serious sanction,” Mr. Angus said. “We now have the question of a parliamentary minister of the Crown coming to a parliamentary committee, providing false information and having someone, whoever it was, alter the public record.”


Down the paper trail again

  1. “… why the rush transcript of Mr. Clement’s committee testimony came to be altered before being entered into the official record.”

    George Orwell ~ 1984:

    And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ 

    And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink’

  2. If i follow Kady correctly it seems someone thought it serious enough to remove a word that likely was nothing more then a verbal tick, thereby making it a problem.

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! “

  3. This is serious stuff.  I actually didn’t even know Hansard could be altered by anyone.  Wonder if harper will continue to shrug this stuff off.  Clement should be gone, and yet he isn’t — photos of harper with a goat in hand, maybe?  Poor goat!

  4. Clearly he is a liar, and an obvious and bad one. In what world is “sure”, used in that context as a
    response to a formal query, not intended as an “affirmative” or
    “positive” response, signifying clear acceptance??


    Not in Tony’s slimy dark world i suppose.


    Tony is one of the disinformation police of Canada’s
    dark era… history will remember him and the rest of the Harper regime as the
    architects of destruction by deceit…


    What he has done and what he is doing is DECEIT… he
    continues his deceit by demanding apology as acknowledgement of his innocence,
    like the murderous husband would weep for his beloved dead wife….


    Tony, and the rest of the disinformation police are used as
    cannon fodder to choke up communication and lay a smoke screen of conflicting
    disinformation, everyone that is part of the political system is complicit
    either actively, or passively as a bureaucratic cog-in-the-machine that must
    respond with the anticipated response when tapped with the expected stimulus…
    (ie: any NDP ‘apology’, the speaker’s acceptance of the findings, and Hansard’s


    Harper is deconstructing Canada,
    and lying every step of the way, because what real Canadian would truly allow
    that to occur? You see, the Harper regime thinks of Canadians like frogs in a
    pot of water over a fire… if they just throw us in the boiling water we might
    jump out, and we’ll definitely be angry… BUT if they place us in a pot of
    cold water and bring it up slowly to a boil, we will sit there and get cooked…


    Are we gonna let these double talking, deceitful, anarchists
    cook Canada and
    Canadians?  So far Canadians are allowing

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