Failing transparency for Canadian organizations

Since taking office, Mr. Harper has tried to silence organizations that criticize his government or or other governments which he has chosen as allies. This has been done in a way that lacks transparency, and is thoroughly irresponsible.

Mr. Harper has employed a strategy of defunding organizations that are critical of his record. But when these organizations ask for an explanation, the government stonewalls them for months, and then finally gives them justifications that mask their real motives, and offer quips like “not part of our priorities”. This is also a gross failure to be transparent and accountable.