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Liberals use consultation as cover for promise-breaking

By Sarah Schmidt      

It softens the blow if decisions are taken that contradict the government’s scripted 'sunny ways' storyline.

Public Services Minister Judy Foote says the government might not restore home mail delivery after all, but will instead consult with Canadians on the matter. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

When Public Services Minister Judy Foote appeared to be reneging recently on a Liberal campaign promise to restore home mail delivery services, it’s notable that she leaned on consultations as cover. “In light of the commitment that was made, we’ve heard from Canadians that maybe that’s not the way to go,” Foote told reporters. Now that we’ve passed the six-month marker of the Trudeau government, it’s fair to ask if the government is betting that if it buries people

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