There was and is a huge public interest involved in the work of WikiLeaks. In a few shining moments, and with great courage, Assange handed millions of people who were staggering around in a midnight of lies imposed on them by their governments a torch. Nothing shines as brightly as facts.
Julian Assange and Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patiño, pictured in August 2014. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
HALIFAX—Even by Jerry Springer standards, the arrest of Julian Assange has elicited ferocious and contrary reactions.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'