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This is going well (II)

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The senior Tory member of the panel, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley, said she was not about to get into a “he said, she said” argument with the Liberals. “I’m not going to discuss what went on in the room,” she said…

Although he described the meeting as “tense” and “frustrating,” Mr. Savage believes these meetings could be a “model for getting things done in the future, if it works out.”

“But in order for that to happen, there has to be good faith on both sides,” he said, adding that the document the Tories released had a note on it that said “Employment Insurance Working Group not for distribution.” “Then, they ran out and distributed it. I think that speaks for itself,” he said. “I thought there were points in the meeting today where I thought we could make some progress, but when they came running out of the meeting and released their distorted information, I’ll tell you very honestly, it’s frustrating and it causes doubt”…

Ms. Finley, meanwhile, would not confirm that a document was distributed nor would she say if her side put anything on the table.