"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Will wonders never cease?

Danny Williams-Government seems to have developed two clever new strategies to deal with that age-old question that has stumped provincial governments since 2003: how to avoid accusations that you are breaking your campaign promise to release government-commissioned reports within 30 days.

Strategy one: be vague. On December 2nd, Danny Williams-Government released the Newfoundland Forest Sector Strategy Final Report, a report which is cleverly dated just "November, 2008". The thirty-day guarantee might have been, and quite probably was, met in this case, and woe be unto him who points out the mathematical possibility that it wasn't.

Strategy two: front-date. The next day, Danny Williams-Government released the Report of the Taskforce on Adverse Health Events, which actually bears that date December 2nd.

Yip. That's the date they printed on the report.

Who knows; maybe that's the strategy that Danny Williams-Government will employ for the youth mental health report that DW-G has been sitting on for five full years now.



At 8:30 AM, December 07, 2008 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

If you read the forestry report you find that the research was done in 2007.

By early 2008, the thing was done except for what is described as editing. From the looks of things, this is merely a word invented to explain why the report emerges almost a year after it was finished.


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