Monday, April 07, 2008

Harper to opt for more secrecy in the Mulroney inquiry?

The shocks just keep on coming today:
"Prime Minister Stephen Harper's special adviser is recommending a limited and less-than-public inquiry into the Mulroney-Schreiber affair.

David Johnston says an inquiry commissioner might want to make any investigation into former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney more 'efficient' by holding confidential interviews rather than open public hearings."
This is a matter that's been begging for the light of day for years now. It seems absurd to be rationalizing more secrecy under the guise of speed. Canadians deserve to see a public inquiry in a public forum. If Mr. Harper follows this recommendation, as he is likely to do, it'll just cement the perception of this government as secretive and lacking in any sense of proper accountability as Canadians have come to expect.