tightly controlled message strategery to muzzle his ministers and anyone who represents his government or that they've tried for years to cloak the Canadian involvement in the Afghanistan war as some sort of peacekeeping mission. (See also: 2007: Canadians Will Not be Fooled by War Propaganda).
What is surprising is that they actually allowed this access to information request that uncovered the MEPs to go through considering their blatant contempt for free-flowing information. ("Attack dog" Marleau retired not long after that. We'll see how the new czar does under this repressive regime.)
Anyone who watched question period the past couple of weeks saw the MEP talking points about the Cons' G8/G20 billion dollar security cost boondoggle following Steve's Bouncing Ball of Bullshit as the excuses rolled out day after day:
"We don't want to spend this money. We have to."
And today's rendition after being confronted with the "fake lake" controversy:
"We're proud of Canada."
The message has been clear: if you oppose spending a billion bucks on security for a 72 hour gabfest, you:
1. Hate Canada.
2. Hate security and the security forces.
Just more of the typical fear-mongering that Conservatives are infamous for.
And he wonders why his party can't muster enough support to actually form a majority?
Look in the mirror, honey.
Transparency: a word in Steve's dictionary that comes between tragedy and treason.