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Oops, redux


Canadian Press explains Le Devoir’s scoop for we anglophones.

The misplaced documents that got Maxime Bernier booted from cabinet last year contained a treasure trove of sensitive information, according to a newspaper report today. Details of the documents were revealed in a report by Montreal’s Le Devoir newspaper titled: “A mine of crucial information for the enemy”…

The newspaper says it received heavily redacted copies of the material through the Access to Information Act. Still, in the parts that weren’t blacked out, the newspaper says the documents contain information about — among other things — missile-defence systems, NATO’s expansion to the Balkans, Afghan prisoners, arms control in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the presence of al-Qaeda in Pakistan.


Oops, redux

  1. Will his fellow Beacerons forgive him this time around?

  2. Good thing Canda doesn't have nukes, because would you trust this guy with the launch codes?

  3. Montreal's Le Devoir newspaper titled: “A mine of crucial information for the enemy”

    Which "enemy"? Russia, or Quebec biker gangs?

    • If the information had financial value to someone then it doesn't really matter. Besides you really should save your effort for the redeemable Conservative MPs. What has Bernier done for this government?

      • You've misjudged me, Stewie. I wasn't defending Bernier. I've had a lot of fun at his expense in previous comments. This time, I was joking about Le Devoir's ridiculously overwrought headline.

        • You need a hobby.

          There's no telling how much damage this has caused, but the potential is catastrophic.

          • Exaggerate much?

    • Isn't Canada fighting a war in Afghanistan? Presumably, there is an enemy in there somewhere.

  4. That should be "for us anglophones," Wherry. Come on.

  5. I would like to know whether we have improved things at all, as far as this stuff happening again in the future. For example, are wives and significant others now given a cursory once-over, at least? Are procedures in place whereby you sign confidential material in and out or something? Have we made improvements such that stuff like this can't go missing for FIVE WEEKS without alarm bells going off?

    My confidence in CSIS is shaky, but I have to believe giving the enemy information, plus not telling CSIS they have it, can't make CSISs job any easier. Has anybody looked to see whether this information has, in fact, gotten out? Has anybody done anything? It's been fifteen months. Can we have some kind of progress report without breaching national security?

    Hey, here's something for the media to ask, instead of the stupid stuff.