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Privacy commissioner nominee Daniel Therrien arrives at a Commons access to information committee in Ottawa on Tuesday June 3, 2014.
Privacy commissioner nominee Daniel Therrien arrives at a Commons access to information committee in Ottawa on Tuesday June 3, 2014.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Therrien entering privacy post with one hand tied

“I think you’ve been set up.”

Charlie Angus, the New Democrat MP, was telling the controversial nominee for the post of Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, that he’d been sabotaged by the government that appointed him. He was right.

Intentionally or not, the Conservatives botched Mr. Therrien’s appointment so badly that he’ll enter the post with one hand tied behind his back.