Evidence of a Dysfunctional Parliament and the Party to Blame


The Harper Government Promised Transparency

The promise of Transparency is just a promise and one so easily broken by a dysfunctional Parliament.

Cabinet minister’s office blocked report’s full release
Release of report delayed by 82 days past legal deadline after Paradis staffer’s intervention
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/02/08/public-works-report-
blocked.html#ixzz0exyhXIzw

Media have no flight plan on PM’s plane
Journalists travelling with Harper are being kept on the plane to ensure the Prime Minister
doesn’t face any questions in his short jaunt from the bottom of the staircase to his waiting limousine.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/01/media-have-no-flight-plan-on-pms-plane.html

‘Muzzle’ Placed On Federal Scientists
Environment Canada has “muzzled” its scientists,
ordering them to refer all media queries to Ottawa where
communications officers will help them respond with
“approved lines.”

Read more: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=47bf0fba-b98f-43fb-89fb-58b6464a7
b24&k=65248

Richard Colvin faces ‘reprisal’ for detainee testimony
Intelligence officer and ex-diplomat Richard Colvin arrives at a Commons special committee on
Afghanistan on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
Letter accuses Conservative government of retaliating against diplomat who blew whistle on
Afghan torture by refusing to pay his legal bills

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/richard-colvin-faces-reprisal-for-detainee-testim
ony/article1443048/

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