What they said
vs. What really happened
Broken Promises on Record
Jennex Copies Harper's Facebook Strategyprev nextThat's what we call... A Broken Promise
What they said...Coming into his first house session as premier, Darrell Dexter promised openness and transparency from his government.
In a September 17, 2009 Chronicle Herald story, he said, "We're used to asking the questions. We're going to be answering them."
He continued, "It is good to have ministers who have to respond to questions, mainly because it forces the government, it forces departments, to carefully consider decisions that they're making. And that is good for government. I have always believed that accountability strengthens government."
The Dexter government's promises of transparency, openness and accountability did not extend beyond that Chronicle Herald interview.
What really happened...In the past, Broken Record has chronicled the Dexter government’s secrecy, its attempts to bury reports that it disagrees with and its heavy handed, Harper-like management of dissent.
On May 27, the NDP education minister Ramona Jennex was caught deleting statements from her Facebook page that asked tought and legitimate questions about the planned early learning consultation.
Now we know that its heavy handed approach to communication extends to Facebook. This move stole directly from the social media policy of Stephen Harper the Conservative Party of Canada.
No government can copy the communication policy of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada and claim to be open.
Visit Ramona Jennex’s Facebook page (CLICK HERE) and tell her what you think of her Harper style communication policy.
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