More “openness and transparency” from the Trudeau government.
The Trudeau government came to power promising a “New Politics” of openness and transparency.
Instead, they’ve delivered secrecy, deception, and arrogance.
A case of that arrogance was on display recently on Twitter, as Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the following:
For those who express outrage & slam every single of my tweets, there is no requirement that you follow me. In fact, please don't.
— Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) October 22, 2017
So much for “openness and transparency.” Now we have “there is no requirement that you follow me. In fact, please don’t.”
As you can imagine, the response from many Canadians was swift:
There is no requirement that we vote for you either. In fact, we won't.
— Jeff Blackburn (@Murdered_01) October 23, 2017
Believe me, it’s definitely very frustrating following you & watching what you’re doing to this country.
— Alberta Can't Wait (@albertacantwait) October 23, 2017
Perhaps being a gov. official, accountable to the public is not the job for you. I don't mean this in a snarky way either. It's stressful and not everyone is cut out for it. Politics has never been a 'safe space'. Far from.
— Sofia Kefi (@SoloKefi) October 23, 2017
We know that as a government minister, McKenna represents all Canadians, even those who disagree with her. When she makes a statement, she is speaking on behalf of the government.
McKenna telling Canadians not to follow her if they want to express disagreement with her views shows that Justin Trudeau’s dismissive arrogance is now extending throughout the entire government.
It’s the opposite of what Canadians were promised, and it shows that the government is interested only in listening to those who already agree with them. That attitude was summed up perfectly in the following tweet:
"How dare you question me, little peons?"
Pretty much captures the whole attitude of this government. https://t.co/J2uG3EEfNJ
— John Groves (@jfgroves) October 23, 2017
Canadians deserve better from our government.
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