How many people does it take to release a report?

by Aaron Wherry

The Speaker seemed yesterday to say it was up to the four party leaders and the Auditor General to discuss the release of a report into G8-related spending. On that note, Jack Layton wrote last night to the other party leaders and the Auditor General to request a meeting.

The official Liberal response today—with an additional comment on a vote at committee by the NDP’s David Christopherson—is as follows.

We want the final report released. If Mr. Layton can explain how four leaders sitting in a room will lead to the release being made public, we’re all for it, but so far we haven’t heard that from him. It’s a shame that the NDP blocked our attempt when the House was still sitting to ensure that the report would be released in the event of a campaign because if they had, it would already be out by now.

The official Conservative response today is as so.

We have called for the final report to be made public—the Prime Minister made that clear in last night’s scrum.

The Conservative campaign has so far not responded to the specific question of whether Mr. Harper is willing to meet with his counterparts and Sheila Fraser to discuss this.

As for the Auditor General’s office, it will only confirm for now that it has received Mr. Layton’s letter and that Ms. Fraser is Nunavut for the rest of the week on business.




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How many people does it take to release a report?

  1. I'm sure Harper has too much respect for Parliament to allow this report to released without proper tabling in the House. /cue laugh track/

  2. I'm sure Harper has too much respect for Parliament to allow this report to released without proper tabling in the House. /cue laugh track/

    • I thought it was just me that noticed the striking resemblance! LOL

      Thank you!

      Those sad yellow eyes….

      • Agreed!

      • Me three! Ever since that ad started, I keep thinking it's an attack ad at the top of the page.

        • It isn't? Wow!

  3. .
    Just a side-note.

    After three attempts at a politely-worded comment comparing Baird leaking his version of the report, to WikiLeaks, and Assange, CTV closed their story to comments.

    It appears WikiLeaks is an officially banned topic in North American embedded journalism. Vestiges of WikiLeaks remain in the British Press, and is common in Europe. WikiLeaks appears to be progressively filtered OUT of Google news searchs.

    Welcome to Western values of freedom of speech. Beijing couldn't have done better.
    .

  4. .
    Just a side-note.

    After three attempts at a politely-worded comment comparing Baird leaking his version of the report, to WikiLeaks, and Assange, CTV closed their story to comments.

    It appears WikiLeaks is an officially banned topic in North American embedded journalism. Vestiges of WikiLeaks remain in the British Press, and is common in Europe. WikiLeaks appears to be progressively filtered OUT of Google news searchs.

    Welcome to Western values of freedom of speech. Beijing couldn't have done better.
    .

    • Yes, you'd never know Wikileaks even still existed with the curtain of silence that's fallen in NA.

      Thank goodness for media elsewhere in the world, so I can keep track of what's being released.

      Everyone's reading it but us!

    • Interesting… I tried making a similar comment on this site yesterday and it kept timing me out. All my other posts loaded just fine.

      Hmmm…

    • Thank you for that. I had no idea this was happening.

      I just figured nothing had been released lateely.

    • You're right … er, correct. It's very much still having an impact around the world.
      One place to follow …

      http://www.thenation.com/blogs/media-fix

      There's a big world out there that North American media thinks we don't care about.
      Also,money.

  5. I thought it was just me that noticed the striking resemblance! LOL

    Thank you!

    Those sad yellow eyes….

  6. Yes, you'd never know Wikileaks even still existed with the curtain of silence that's fallen in NA.

    Thank goodness for media elsewhere in the world, so I can keep track of what's being released.

    Everyone's reading it but us!

  7. Expect only grouchy words from those Liberals for the rest of the campaign, NDs.

  8. Expect only grouchy words from those Liberals for the rest of the campaign, NDs.

  9. It's all up to the AG apparently….everyone else agrees she can violate the rules of Parliament.

  10. It's all up to the AG apparently….everyone else agrees she can violate the rules of Parliament.

    • Groan alert: The question is – is she in Nunavut, or will she have none of it! I think it is both.

      • unnnnh….good thing you said 'groan alert'!

  11. "How many people does it take to release a report?"

    308.

    I thought Wherry believes we should reform parliament, rather than ignore it.

    The opposition are the ones that triggered this campaign. If they wanted to wait a couple of weeks for the report, they could have. But they didn't.

    The opposition triggered the election supposedly due to the government's contempt for parliament. Now look who has contempt for parliament – the opposition.

  12. "How many people does it take to release a report?"

    308.

    I thought Wherry believes we should reform parliament, rather than ignore it.

    The opposition are the ones that triggered this campaign. If they wanted to wait a couple of weeks for the report, they could have. But they didn't.

    The opposition triggered the election supposedly due to the government's contempt for parliament. Now look who has contempt for parliament – the opposition.

    • The Liberals dropped the Ball on this. I not impressed with spending on the G8/G20 as is & if it was done improperly, even less. If they had waited until this was released to defeat the Government it would have had more impact with the public than the contempt ruling.
      Unless the Liberals already knew there was nothing new in the report.

    • Probably everyone who wasn't a CPC diehard already knew the money was mis-spent. but who could have predicted that at one point allegations of criminality woudl make up the report.

  13. Interesting… I tried making a similar comment on this site yesterday and it kept timing me out. All my other posts loaded just fine.

    Hmmm…

  14. Agreed!

  15. Thank you for that. I had no idea this was happening.

    I just figured nothing had been released lateely.

  16. You're right … er, correct. It's very much still having an impact around the world.
    One place to follow …

    http://www.thenation.com/blogs/media-fix

    There's a big world out there that North American media thinks we don't care about.
    Also,money.

  17. Groan alert: The question is – is she in Nunavut, or will she have none of it! I think it is both.

  18. Me three! Ever since that ad started, I keep thinking it's an attack ad at the top of the page.

    • Polls should never be taken too seriously and this one already has 2 strikes against it:
      1—–It was taken prior too Iggy`s disaster in the debate.
      2—–Frank Graves.

      • 1) There was no disaster in the debate, so stop with the hokum

        2) Frank Graves is a respected pollster, so stop with the hokum.

        • Emily
          Last evening Iggy was whoopped. Word has it he is being whooped again tonight.

          • Why do you even bother posting this nonsense on here?

            Do you think you're living in N Korea?

  19. unnnnh….good thing you said 'groan alert'!

  20. Polls should never be taken too seriously and this one already has 2 strikes against it:
    1—–It was taken prior too Iggy`s disaster in the debate.
    2—–Frank Graves.

  21. 1) There was no disaster in the debate, so stop with the hokum

    2) Frank Graves is a respected pollster, so stop with the hokum.

  22. It isn't? Wow!

  23. Emily
    Last evening Iggy was whoopped. Word has it he is being whooped again tonight.

  24. Why do you even bother posting this nonsense on here?

    Do you think you're living in N Korea?

  25. The Liberals dropped the Ball on this. I not impressed with spending on the G8/G20 as is & if it was done improperly, even less. If they had waited until this was released to defeat the Government it would have had more impact with the public than the contempt ruling.
    Unless the Liberals already knew there was nothing new in the report.

  26. Probably everyone who wasn't a CPC diehard already knew the money was mis-spent. but who could have predicted that at one point allegations of criminality woudl make up the report.

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