Even with a majority, the bullying goes on

Jeffrey Simpson

By Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe & Mail, 16 December 2011

(…) Information is as tightly controlled as ever. Everything runs through the central information machine in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Hill Times recently documented how the number of information officers had exploded under the Harper government. Its job is to conceal as much information as possible and to make public only bits of spin. Civil servants are still under strict orders not to provide information to people outside the government without the written consent of the central authorities. (…)

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