November 18, 2014
Trudeau’s transparent hypocrisy on the Board of Internal Economy
Last Spring, while the Liberals were conspiring with Conservatives turn the Board of Internal Economy (BOIE) into a kangaroo court to attack the NDP, repeated New Democrat requests to have the meeting go public were denied.
It seems Justin Trudeau was just fine with the secretive nature of the BOIE. As the CBC noted at the time, “Trudeau's policy adviser Mike McNair took to Twitter to explain why he didn't think the NDP's move would work.”
But former Law Clerk Rob Walsh contradicted the Liberals – and said that if MPs wanted to open them up, BOIE meetings could be made public.
“No reason House spending board can't meet in public, says former law clerk”
– CBC, June 12
So while the BOIE spent its time unfairly attacking the NDP, Liberals conveniently insisted there was no way for the Board to have public meetings under the current law – despite that being clearly untrue. But now – after the anti-NDP dirty tricks were done – Justin Trudeau consents to the secretive BOIE opening its doors.
Canadians deserve better than Justin Trudeau and the Liberal’s hypocrisy and faux transparency.