Looks like the new Liberal government under Justin Trudeau is already heading down the same dark road of secrecy the last government made its signature.
Trudeau, in fact, makes a meal of moral dictation, preaching openness and inclusiveness and consultation, and the need for a "social license" in devising public policy. Then, blithely, he turns around and stamps out opposition efforts to publicly scrutinize Canadian arms sales to foreign regimes — a matter important enough to be embedded in Canadian export laws. Sounding for all the world like a Harper minister himself, the Liberal point man on the issue, Commons foreign affairs committee chairman Bob Nault, accused the opposition parties of "playing politics." (Perhaps one of the silliest catch-alls in parliamentary discourse; isn't playing politics the duty of politicians?)The really idiotic thing about doing this is it throws away a very real opportunity to rebuild the democratic system in Canada, something Trudeau and the party he basically inherited from his dad claimed was their central goal. It's back to partisan politics and really cynical games to see which party can screw the people of Canada out of any real representation the best. Keep in mind it was a decade of the last Liberal government that laid the groundwork for the Harper government. Another one of those and we really won't have any real freedom here.