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Beware: Ottawa doesn't need an Information War Measures Act commando mentality or another O'Neill-type raid

There's a bully-like mindset in Ottawa on the part of some who believe if you use the Access to Information Act you're exhibiting near criminal behaviour. Conversely, if you step outside of the Access Act to gain information, particularly sensitive security data, you are a potential criminal to be targeted, too.

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Beware: Ottawa doesn't need an Information War Measures Act commando mentality or another O'Neill-type raid

There's a bully-like mindset in Ottawa on the part of some who believe if you use the Access to Information Act you're exhibiting near criminal behaviour. Conversely, if you step outside of the Access Act to gain information, particularly sensitive security data, you are a potential criminal to be targeted, too.

  

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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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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