Liberals Gag Public Servants

But … but … transparency!

The Liberal government has been expanding the number of public servants subject to lifetime gag orders, placing them under threat of hefty prison sentences should they spill any secrets before they die.

Since December, the Privy Council Office has designated at least 94 individuals, some of whom no longer work for the federal government, as “persons permanently bound to secrecy” or PPBS — a binding legal order intended to enforce their silence.

The group all had access to confidential, security-related information while working at the Privy Council Office or the Prime Minister’s Office, and some were served with official notice of the gag order after they had left their jobs.

Each of them was individually identified by their boss or former boss as knowing secrets about national security, and therefore requiring a gag order that is retroactive — preventing them from talking about their work before the gag order was issued. 

Each was also presented with a three-page notice to sign and return, many using a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope that was enclosed.

 

(Merci)

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  • Maggat

    The real gagging needed is the gagging of IQ 80.

  • Alain

    Gee did the MSM and all the rest of the Left claim that Harper prevented them from speaking out? As always it reeks of hypocrisy.

    The civil service is supposed to remain non partisan and should not ever be allowed to play a role in politics. As individual citizens they can vote, but otherwise in my view they need to keep their trap shut regardless of who forms the government. It is ridiculous that any who mouth off against the current government at the time are seen as heroes when the government is Conservative but becomes criminals when the government is Liberal or NDP. Anyway that is just my own view on the topic.

  • Exile1981

    If you have already retired you could just refuse to sign and they can’t do anything.

    • Alain

      Agree.