Globe and Mail - Letters to the Editor

by Martha Jackman, faculty of law, University of Ottawa

Public servants whose decisions or advice run afoul of the Harper government must bend or be crushed. Those who attempt to defend their principles have been fired, been forced, or have chosen, to resign. Like Rémy Beauregard, their professional competence has been undermined and their personal integrity impugned.

In the face of a pitched, ideology-driven, campaign to oust him, Mr. Beauregard chose to remain at Rights and Democracy and to defend his record – he paid for this with his life.