GUNTER: Michael Wernick’s the last person who should be monitoring election fairness

I am against the federal government’s Critical Election Incident Public Protocol (CEIPP) in principle. But given the up-to-his-eyeballs involvement of Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick in the prime minister’s efforts to pressure former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould into ending the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, I now have very practical objections to the CEIPP, too.

In early February, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould announced that five senior civil servants will monitor the Internet for any sign of foreign meddling during this fall’s federal election.


For some reason I could not get Wernick’s declaration that the “tone” of the great unwashed, specifically those who disagreed with Justin’s governance, indicated we were all assassins in waiting. It bothered me all week until I realized it rivaled Miss Brodie’s equally pompous declaration. Yes my mind is an odd place some times.

Great flick, even if Maggie is a nutty leftist.

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