Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paging the Clerk

On this brouhaha of yesterday: "CIDA rapped for partisan letters from cabinet minister appearing on website." The core question in this incident is how these letters came to be posted on a government department's website. And to answer that question, the protocols for posting material, with all that's involved including translation, provide the answer. Then the question is who oversees those processes and should answer for how these protocols failed in this instance. The buck stops with the president of CIDA and the head of communications there.

And then ultimately, it's over to the Clerk of the Privy Council who should be seeking accountability for this incident. If this system is not working, then it should be fixed. The Clerk owes that to the Canadian people to ensure these things are not happening, right?