Former top civil servant claims reporters and Opposition MPs can’t be trusted

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Michael Wernick

Michael Wernick, former $326,000-a year chief clerk of the federal public service, also described officials such as the Ethics Commissioner as status-seekers who like to appear busy with pointless investigations.

October 4, 2021

Canada’s former top civil servant says Opposition MPs and reporters are merciless and should be avoided at all costs.

Blacklock’s Reporter said Michael Wernick, former $326,000-a year chief clerk of the federal public service, also described officials, such as the ethics commissioner, as status-seekers who like to appear busy with pointless investigations.

“Someone on the other side is there ready to climb over the boards and punch you in the face,” wrote Wernick.

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  1. Well, what a shock. Here’s a guy who had to resign in a hurry over his role in the SNC Lavalin deferred prosecution scandal, and said in his statement that he couldn’t continue if the Opposition parties don’t trust him. And now he, unsurprisingly, says the Opposition parties should be avoided. Pretty sure if you don’t have Opposition parties, you live in a single-party state. That really what he’s advocating? Plus, the very last guy who should write a political handbook is a civil servant.

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