Let's face it: Canadian civil servants are sometimes so busy politicking on the job, they should simply take a leave of absence and run for public office.
That's what two government lawyers want to do right now, but the Public Service Commission says they aren't allowed to.
The Commission says this would raise too many questions about their neutrality, were they to lose and return to their jobs.
But the two would-be candidates have already announced which parties they belong to. Their political leanings are now public knowledge, for better or worse.
On a more important note, these individuals say that the Commission's rules violate their Charter rights, and I agree with that.
Your job shouldn't prevent you from participating in the democratic process.
Shouldn't we salute these people for being honest about their beliefs, instead of trying to manipulate policy behind the scenes as unelected bureaucrats?
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