Liberals’ defence consultations offer predictable results, questionable benefits, say critics
Opposition MPs are accusing the government of using the consultation process as rubber stamp.
Conservative defence critic James Bezan (left) said voters he has spoken with expressed concern that the Liberal government will ignore responses from the ongoing public consultations on defence policy that run counter to its stated views, while his NDP counterpart Randall Garrison (right) worries that the Trudeau government used the process to make it easier to selectively choose responses that suit its needs. Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon (centre), however, is expressing optimism about the consultations, applauding the government for engaging with Canadians. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright