Comparing this to Goebbels is a bit much. #stopthehypeHaggis said:Just like the Liberal's oft repeated and thoroughly debunked claim that "50% of crime guns are domestically sourced".
Joseph Goebbels would be proud.
RomeoJuliet said:Comparing this to Goebbels is a bit much. #stopthehype
When someone in this situation gets "messaging," "key points," "talking points," or the like from whoever's above them (no matter what party is in power), I suspect that more than 8 times out of 10, the end user doesn't have any discretion. Hence the term "message control."Remius said:... I blame the state of our educational system where people can't write or come up with a different way of saying something ...
:nod:Remius said:They really are not helping themselves...
Remius said:My guess is that they sent out the talking points they wanted them to say. They probably said, make into your own words but cover all these points.
I blame the state of our educational system where people can't write or come up with a different way of saying something.
They really are not helping themselves...
And, to be fair, also exerted by Team Orange during at least one federal election campaign even if they weren't in power.Colin P said:No I think it's the same level of "message control" that the CPC started.
OECD announces it is monitoring SNC-Lavalin scandal, raising prospect Canada has violated international anti-bribery agreement
'The OECD Working Group on Bribery... notes that the Canadian authorities stress that they are transparent and independent'
March 11, 2019
1:39 PM EDT
OTTAWA — An international body announced Monday it is monitoring allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his office attempted to politically interfere in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, which if true could put Canada in violation of a multilateral anti-bribery agreement.
The 36-country Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, which includes the United States, the United Kingdom, France and others said Monday it would “closely monitor” investigations into the SNC-Lavalin affair by the House of Commons justice committee and the federal ethics commissioner.
“The OECD Working Group on Bribery is encouraged by these processes, and notes that the Canadian authorities stress that they are transparent and independent,” a statement reads. “The Working Group recognizes Canada’s willingness to keep it fully informed of developments in the proceedings, including at its next meeting in June 2019.”
Questions continue to swirl around former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s assertions that she faced inappropriate pressure and “veiled threats” to prevent criminal proceedings against the Montreal engineering firm, accused of committing bribery and fraud to facilitate business in Libya under former dictator Muammar Ghadafi.
As it stands, the firm faces prosecution and a possible 10-year ban on bidding for public contracts in Canada. Trudeau has argued he was looking out for Canadian jobs in discussing the matter with Wilson-Raybould and has admitted no wrongdoing.
But you're linking to another potentially #BoughtMedia outlet here - who's left to believe, then?Fishbone Jones said:... CBC, Global and CTV may have to compete their pro trudeau spin against international news agencies that don't receive liberal bribes.
OECD will follow Canadian proceedings addressing allegations of political interference in foreign bribery prosecution
11/03/2019 - The OECD Working Group on Bribery is concerned by recent allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin that are subject to proceedings in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The Canadian engineering and construction group is the subject of an ongoing prosecution into allegations of the bribery of Libyan officials to obtain a Can$ 58-million contract to restore a water pipeline.
As a Party to the Anti-Bribery Convention, Canada is fully committed to complying with the Convention, which requires prosecutorial independence in foreign bribery cases pursuant to Article 5. In addition, political factors such as a country’s national economic interest and the identity of the alleged perpetrators must not influence foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions.
In February 2019, two procedures were swiftly launched in Canada to respond to the allegations of political pressure. The Federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commission opened an investigation into potential violation of Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act, and the Parliamentary Commons Justice Committee initiated a Parliamentary inquiry. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is encouraged by these processes, and notes that the Canadian authorities stress that they are transparent and independent. The Working Group recognises Canada’s willingness to keep it fully informed of developments in the proceedings, including at its next meeting in June 2019.
The OECD Working Group, which brings together the 44 Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention, will closely monitor Canada’s updates, and has also sent a letter to the Canadian authorities confirming its concerns and next steps in this matter ...
In a significant blow for the Prime Minister, the Attorney General said "the legal risk remains unchanged".