Canadians repeatedly heard Trudeau claim that his Liberal government would be (and is) the most transparent and open government in our history but it seems the more something has to be repeated, the more we should know it isn’t true.
At The Rebel, we see how untrue it is all the time when we file access to information requests and experience massive delays of up to 300 days!
But this week we received one of the most blatant cases of opaque obstruction by the Privy Council Office we’ve seen yet.
Watch as I show you what happened with a request to the government regarding their decision to fork over $372M corporate welfare tax dollars to Bombardier.
The response we received (seven months later) wasn’t even the typical delay. Not only won’t they tell us what they’re doing with taxpayer money, but they appear to be shrugging their shoulders and ignoring the rules.
We’ll be filing a complaint with the Information Commissioner, and I’m confident we’ll prevail, but it's particularly ironic this week after the Liberals announced that Canada has accepted a role to lead a global open government partnership!
But, the Liberals get away with this because they know they won’t get the media scrutiny they deserve.
When you buy off the CBC with a billion and a half a year, and once-conservative newspaper chains are formulating their news and opinion based on landing a bailout from Trudeau, this just enables obstruction and opaqueness from the Liberals while they get to proclaim their transparency.