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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:40 PM

Anger erupts over Harper’s ‘enemy’ list as dismissed cabinet minister Peter Kent draws Watergate com

OTTAWA — Comparisons with the Nixon administration and Watergate are being raised following revelations the prime minister’s office asked for “enemy” lists compiled in advance of this week’s cabinet shuffle.

The PMO sent an email to Conservative ministerial aides on July 4 asking to develop lists of troublesome bureaucrats as well as “friend and enemy stakeholders” for incoming ministers and their staff.

Stephen Harper’s office has refused to comment on the controversy, which erupted after emails outlining the order were leaked to media outlets in Ottawa by an unidentified source on Monday, the same day as the federal cabinet shuffle.

Postmedia News has confirmed through several sources that the emails are authentic, although it was unclear whether the lists were actually created and distributed to new ministers after the shuffle.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/17/anger-erupts-over-harpers-enemy-list-as-dismissed-cabinet-minister-peter-kent-draws-watergate-comparison/

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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:49 PM

1. Harper is certainly sounding as paranoid as Nixon was. n/t

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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:50 PM

2. There is now #CPCEnemy, it's hilarious and well worth the read...

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CPCEnemy

This is definitely Nixonesque with all the prerequisite paranoia, the only surprise is that it was leaked. Even those within this government itself aren't liking what is going on. Good.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. Peter Kent...



...was once a respected journalist, reporting on human tragedies around the world. We were shocked when he ran for the Conservatives and not surprised that his public persona won him that seat.

It is somewhat comforting to see the plans for co-opting the media, by purchasing the services of credible and well liked media stars, and the subsequent fall from grace of Duffy and Wallin, under duress.

I hope this purge continues.

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