The Canadian Press links two other members of Christian Paradis’ staff to the questionable handling of access to information requests. The Sun meanwhile obtains a five-year-old briefing book prepared for a cabinet minister in the Liberal government of the time, the contents of which suggest something similar might have been happening in that minister’s office at the time.
A “source close to the Harper government” helpfully explains as follows.
“It happens all the time,” said a source close to the Harper government who asked not to be identified. “The difference with Togneri is that he did it via e-mail instead of calling someone. He left a paper trail,” said the source.