It seems the Trudeau Liberals are intent on privatising our airports which is a disastrous idea but I want to talk about something else today, accountability or more precisely the lack of it.
The Liberals may or may not end up selling our airports to the private sector, however no matter which way they decide to go the issue of accountability will remain. At every turn so far in this process the Liberals have thrown up roadblocks to keep information from the public.
First they hired Credit Suisse an investment bank that owns and operates privatised airports and recommends them to their clients as reliable money makers to study the issue. Gee I wonder what advice they supplied the government. Which brings us to the issue of accountability, the Liberals in awarding the contract agreed to a confidentiality clause so not only will we never know what advice Credit Suisse provided the government but we are also barred from knowing how much we paid for that advice.
Now it has been revealed that Canada Development Investment Corp signed an open-ended,
per-diem deal with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has retained outside legal advisers to help
with any sales which also include the same confidentially riders.The Canada Development Investment Corp if you remember was the Crown corp involved in the Saudi arms deal. Oh and by the way the government couldn't even be bothered to announce this latest series of contracts.
So I ask a simple question how can the government be accountable to the people when we are denied the information we need to do so. But then it seems to me that making it impossible for us to judge for ourselves whether we are receiving value for our money or even if as seems the game is rigged is exactly what the government is up to here