Isn’t that what the most ‘open and transparent’ government would do?
As I and many others have pointed out, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals promised to run the most ‘open and accountable’ government of all time.
Following the Harper years, which were often marked by centralization of power in the PMO and government secrecy, many Canadians welcomed Trudeau’s promise.
However, once in power, Trudeau has been even more secretive than Harper, only getting away with it for so long because of his clever ‘sunny ways’ persona that gave the appearance of openness without the substance.
But now, with the PMO SNC-Lavalin scandal, Trudeau’s facade has fully fallen.
His shifting stories, his gagging of the former Attorney General, and the evasiveness of his cronies has shattered any myth of ‘openness’ he may have been holding on to.
Now, it’s secrecy, deceit, and deflection.
So, with the Opposition calling on Trudeau to testify under oath – which is a fair request since Trudeau was involved in conversations on the matter being investigated – Trudeau has a final chance to put up or shut up on ‘openness and transparency.’
After all, if he did nothing wrong, and if he wanted to be transparent with Canadians, he should have no problem testifying under oath.
What would he be afraid of?
Of course, it sure seems that Trudeau and the Liberal government are afraid of the truth, and are afraid of openness. It was a catchy slogan for their campaign, but now it’s a liability and a threat to their power.
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