How to talk out of both sides of your mouth (II)

Glen McGregor notes that, while Dean Del Mastro thinks “a lot of Canadians would be really troubled to know that we are spending an awful lot of taxpayers’ money on a court case where in fact they’re funding both sides of it” so far as it concerns the CBC, two federal departments are also fighting the information commissioner in court.

But both the Department of Justice and Public Safety Canada are currently locked in their own complex litigation against Legault over other documents … And just as CBC wants to exercise exemptions from releasing records because they pertain to journalistic, programming or creative activities, the government is claiming its own exemptions from the open-records law. It contends solicitor-client privilege trumps the requirement to release the documents.




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How to talk out of both sides of your mouth (II)

  1. To be fair, Del Maestro probably doesn’t have the requesite brain cells needed to chew gum and walk at the same time.  He’s probably unaware of the Justice and Public Safety litigations, as they aren’t his ideological targets.

  2. “Dean Del Mastro thinks “a lot of Canadians would be really troubled to know that we are spending an awful lot of taxpayers’ money on a court case…”

     Only litigations between private individuals are legitimate? Legal Aid cases are illegitimate? The whole systems of tax-payer funded judges and crown lawyers is invalid?

  3. What is sad is that CBC public affairs and the Official Opposition seemed to have missed this comparison.

    Maybe Glen McGregor, if he isn’t too busy, should become the official opposition and also run CBC’s public affairs shop.

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