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Why civil servants are intent on keeping secrets

Info czar John Reid speaks out against secretive civil servants

The federal Liberals have spent years fighting with Canada's Information Commissioner John Reid inside and outside court in an effort to cut his ability to probe inside the government. And earlier this month, Mr. Reid, 65, fired off his latest salvo against the federal bureaucracy which he says operates in a culture of secrecy.

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Why civil servants are intent on keeping secrets

Info czar John Reid speaks out against secretive civil servants

The federal Liberals have spent years fighting with Canada's Information Commissioner John Reid inside and outside court in an effort to cut his ability to probe inside the government. And earlier this month, Mr. Reid, 65, fired off his latest salvo against the federal bureaucracy which he says operates in a culture of secrecy.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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