Canadian govt tells companies not to talk to reporters
Companies interested in the Canadian government’s planned purchase of new fighter jets have been told not to talk to journalists despite claims by federal officials the process will be open and transparent, reports David Pugliese of the Ottawa Citizen.
Pugliese reports, “Those company representatives taking part in the Jan. 22 industry day in Ottawa, which outlined initial details about the proposed $19 billion acquisition, were required to sign a form agreeing not to share information with the media, according to documents obtained by Postmedia.
“‘Your registration to this event acknowledges your agreement to not share information or materials obtained at the event with the media, and certifies that you are not a member of the media,’ the form noted.
“The Liberal government’s quest to buy new fighter jets has been controversial, with mixed signals and bungled deals.”
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