Saturday, November 6, 2010

Public servants who ran afoul of Harper government got railroaded: arbitrator - Winnipeg Free Press

Public servants who ran afoul of Harper government got railroaded: arbitrator - Winnipeg Free Press

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. How many other public servants who have been summarily executed by the Reform Conservative Harper Government have been railroaded then gagged to keep them from talking to the press? How many have been threatened that if taken to court, the government would just keep pushing until the victim runs out of money?

And is this not an issue for the ethics commissioner? Is this the way governments are supposed to operate? To set up public servants for a fall in order to protect the governments control of the "message" being given to the public? My god how totalitarian is that?

And how unconscionable is it for the government to keep using taxpayer dollars to stifle public servants in court actions. Then attempt to "run them out of money" as the sum is basically a drop in the bucket for the federal government, just as $1.3 million spent by the Reformists to KEEP Omar Khadr in Guantanamo was a paltry amount to spend to protect their "message" to the public.

The fact that the Reformist Conservative's election platform from 2008 regarding transparency in government has become a cruel and ironic joke, has nothing whatsoever to do with the apparent duplicity, underhandedness and complete lack of ethics and morals displayed by this government. In fact, I would question the legality of the governments tactics let alone their ethics. I would sincerely hope that the opposition parties would unite and call for a full public inquiry into this spate of mass firings. But in so doing, just how much interference and lack of cooperation would the government resort to? And just who would be held accountable? It is well known that all decisions, messages and policies emanate from the PMO, but with so many Harper minions seemingly so ready to fall on their swords for their leader, would justice ever be done?

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