Kitchener-Waterloo Record | August 02, 2001 | Al Kozlowski

Strip PM of office for hiding the truth

If the Liberal cabinet finds Helmut Oberlander's failure to disclose information when he wasn't even asked sufficient grounds for stripping him of his citizenship, then how does it explain its own crime in failing to disclose information about the same case?

The Chretien government has developed a well-deserved reputation of being evasive about the truth. Requests for information under the Access to Information Act are routinely refused, or are allowed with portions blacked out so as to make the result meaningless.

If failure to disclose the truth is sufficient grounds to strip a longstanding and respected resident of his citizenship, then the same behaviour should be sufficient for the Liberal cabinet to strip Jean Chretien of his prime ministership.

Al Kozlowski