Memo puts a chill on public servants’ use of social media: unions | Ottawa Citizen

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/memo-puts-a-chill-on-public-servants-use-of-social-media-unions

“Daviau said public servants’ duty of loyalty ensures they don’t criticize the policies or programs of the departments they work for but this doesn’t extend to “blind loyalty to the Harper government.”

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The Closing of the Canadian Mind – NYTimes.com

But the nine and half years of Mr. Harper’s tenure have seen the slow-motion erosion of that reputation for open, responsible government. His stance has been a know-nothing conservatism, applied broadly and effectively. He has consistently limited the capacity of the public to understand what its government is doing, cloaking himself and his Conservative Party in an entitled secrecy, and the country in ignorance.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/the-closing-of-the-canadian-mind.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0&referrer=

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ipolitics.ca/2015/08/09/harper-great-and-powerful-looks-more-like-the-cowardly-lion/

“The point is the Harperites know they are in trouble with their own supporters. They were OK with the spendthrift liar, but no one admires a coward.”

http://ipolitics.ca/2015/08/09/harper-great-and-powerful-looks-more-like-the-cowardly-lion/

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Bill C-51: What Did We Learn About the Government’s Intentions from the Clause-by-Clause – National Security Law Blog –

http://craigforcese.squarespace.com/national-security-law-blog/2015/4/1/bill-c-51-what-did-we-learn-about-the-governments-intentions.html

“1. Powers will allow CSIS to breach law or the Charter, with warrant domestically

At issue is proposed s.12.1(3): “The Service shall not take measures to reduce a threat to the security of Canada if those measures will contravene a right or freedom guaranteed by the Canadian Charter
of Rights and Freedoms or will be contrary to other Canadian law, unless the Service
is authorized to take them by a warrant issued under section 21.1″(emphasis added).”

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