Senior Liberal staffers discussed withholding details about COVID-19 response: Internal emails

Senior Liberal staffers discussed withholding details about COVID-19 response: Internal emails
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Senior political staffers from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office and the office of another federal Liberal cabinet minister privately discussed how to withhold information from Canadians about the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis last June, newly released emails show.

The correspondence details part of what was going on behind the scenes as Liberal staffers prepared for announcements and anticipated public scrutiny and criticism. It also suggests that the government was concerned about its ability to procure desperately needed supplies and wanted to ensure as much flexibility as possible.

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