Canada – Hadju Say’s Recording Calls Is “Unethical”. So?

Labour minister says it was ‘unethical’ for Wilson-Raybould to record call

The Liberals escalated their criticism Sunday of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s decision to secretly record a phone call with the country’s top bureaucrat, with a prominent cabinet minister declaring her unease with the former attorney general remaining in caucus.

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu told the CBC she believed it was “unethical” for Wilson-Raybould to secretly record her Dec. 19 conversation with Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick. A 17-minute audio clip of the call was released on Friday by the House of Commons justice committee, along with a 43-page brief from Wilson-Raybould that includes emails and text messages.

In a CBC interview Sunday, Hajdu said she has never recorded a colleague’s phone conversation and would never do so covertly.

“I think it’s unethical. I think it’s deceptive,”  Hajdu said.

“If you’re going to record a conversation and it’s between colleagues, I think it’s the responsible, ethical thing to do to advise the person on the other end of the phone that you are recording.” – Canadian Press

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“I think it’s unethical. I think it’s deceptive,”  Hajdu said.   

“If you’re going to record a conversation and it’s between colleagues, I think it’s the responsible, ethical thing to do to advise the person on the other end of the phone that you are recording.”

Looks like it was a smart move on Wilson-Raybould’s part.  She knows how politics work. Politics is a bloodsport.  She was protecting herself against the wrath of the PMO.

The thing to remember is that the phone conversation was not produced by Wilson-Raybould until after someone leaked the Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould disagreement about a Supreme Court appointment. That leak was also very unethical.  Extremely unethical.

Hadju would do the same if she was placed in the same situation and if she had Wilson-Raybould’s and Philpott’s guts.  Too bad she does not.  Not even close.   Hadju is backing her meal ticket, Justin Trudeau right to the end.

Hajdu told the CBC she will defer to the prime minister and her Liberal colleagues on whether Wilson-Raybould and Philpott should remain, but added her discomfort at sharing a caucus with someone who might be recording conversations.

“I, personally, don’t feel comfortable, personally, with a colleague who may be recording me without my knowledge,” she said.

How do you know you  are not being recorded?   You have to assume everything you say is being recorded.  If you don’t, you are stupid.

What is it you guys are saying anyway?  Are the conversations that politically damaging?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Wilson-Raybould’s intentions might not be completely righteous. And?: Robyn Urback

“The principal question here is whether the PMO tried to meddle in the justice system, not whether JWR is pure”

That is the spin that the PMO and the Liberal MPs  are putting on this story.  Wilson-Raybould is unethical.  Not what the PMO did is unethical…SHE is unethical.

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  1. bill westly
    bill westly at | | Reply

    ..it is legal for 1 party to record a conversation. People who say it’s unethical and deceptive have something to hide or keep out of public opinion. If they have nothing to hide, why do they care if it was recorded?

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