The police force that cried wolf

Dear RCMP,

Invoking national security as a reason for not releasing the complete Tommy Douglas dossier reminds me of a certain fable by Aesop. Every time you cry “national security” in order to cover up organizational shenanigans from the past, you invite commentators to disbelieve you when national security may actually be a legitimate concern. So, really, use a little common sense, and a little honesty. There’s no way that you have legitimate national security concerns over the contents of the Tommy Douglas dossier. You are afraid of the press rightfully mocking you for ridiculous McCarthyist concerns over reds under the bed, once the file is released. Just admit that and stop abusing the ‘national security’ meme.


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