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Why are those meant to defend democracy flouting it?

By Yves Engler      

It seems military leadership would prefer the public only learn about the Canadian Armed Forces what they deem necessary to release, despite rules that say otherwise.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to reporters at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Jan. 30. The Liberal government has said it has made openness and transparency its guiding principles, but author Yves Engler says the military has a history of breaking rules on access to information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

If Canada’s armed forces exist to protect our democracy, why does their leadership flout laws meant to protect citizens’ rights to know what the government is doing?

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