Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Another blow for so-called “accountability” by the Harper government. It seems that the Ombudsman created by Accountability Act won’t have power to review contracts with MPs, ministers and CSIS. As NDP MP Pat Martin says: “I can’t imagine any justification for exemptions or exclusions. We enthusiastically supported this and at no time were we made aware that there would be exemptions or exclusions from it.”