Once again, a Conservative minister is bringing out the big guns to silence one of his critics.
An employee of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney filed a complaint against lawyer Guidy Mamann for daring to question the Conservative Minister’s role in returning convicted British citizen Conrad Black back to Canada. The lawyer says he’s the victim of intimidation meant to keep him quiet.
It’s not the first time the Conservatives have intervened to silence voices they don’t like.
Last April, staffers sent by the Conservatives hounded government scientists at an international conference in Montreal, to ensure that no impromptu interviews were given.
And of course last spring we all witnessed this government’s nasty political vendetta against environmental groups. Environment Minister Peter Kent went as far as accusing some environmental foundations of “laundering money”.
Or who can forget the “duty of loyalty” oath imposed on Parks Canada employees. The loyalty oath claimed its first victim in June when a public servant from Quebec was suspended because she spoke out against the Conservative service cuts.
It seems Conservatives will now treat Canadians who don’t share their backwards ideas as if they are enemies of the state.