Monday, September 14, 2009

Tories to Canadians- Cost of Afghan war is none of your business!!

Just keep sending your kids to die, and never mind about those wasted tax dollars

NDP files complaint to release figures

In a significant policy shift, the Canadian government now believes that telling the country's taxpayers the future cost of the war in Afghanistan would be a threat to national security.


So how is telling Canadians how their tax dollars are spent a threat to national security?
Oh and taxpayers don't need to know for 3 years.

In a June 3 letter to an NDP researcher, Julie Jansen, the director of the military's access branch, cited "the defence of Canada or any state allied" with it in justifying the withholding of the figures for the three next fiscal years.

Section 15 of the act allows the withholding of any "information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to be injurious to the conduct of international affairs, the defence of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada or the detection, prevention or suppression of subversive or hostile activities."

Ms. Jansen also invoked a Section 21 exemption, which gives a government department the discretionary power to disclose records that include negotiationplans, deliberations or consultations, or "administrative plans that have not yet been put into operation."

3 comments:

  1. Good points on both articles Pen.

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately - lurking quickly yes, but pardon for my lack of comment.

    Is any of this a surprise anymore? I think many people just do see it, but simply ignore it and carry on - feeling powerless in that aspect.

    I hope they do call an election and every Canadian spoils their ballot until better representation can be found.

    Trials can begin on monday.

    Buff

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  2. hey maggie

    In a way, i hated to point out the tories did what they did, because the liberals are and will be no different.

    We have more then two parties in Canada, why do people insist on voting for tweedle dee and tweedle dum.

    I like the idea of everyone voting for as many different parties as possible, make it harder for the lobbyists, and business interests.

    Or spoil the ballot, but, people, people do something.

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  3. I don't vote. When asked why, I simply say that when looking at the political platforms of the three main party’s I find myself listening to and watching a liar talking to a thief talking to a fool and I can't tell one from the other.

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