Musings —11.02.2015 07:57 AM—
There are only a couple of days left until Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is sworn in – and there still has yet to be a leak about who will be in it.
At the federal level, I can’t recall something that happening in a long, long time. And it reflects well on the Prime Minister-to-be, his staff, and the people who will be serving at the cabinet table. It shows discipline.
When I speak to a reporter – as seen in this Hill Times story from this morning – I use my name. I don’t like leaks, so much, because they tend to suggest (a) the reporter is being used (b) the reader/viewer is being manipulated and (c) the leaker is being allowed to advance their own agenda, with impunity.
Most often, leakers leak because:
- they want to be seen as a big shot
- they have an axe to grind
- they are stupid and reckless
During the lead-up to Election 42, Justin Trudeau was seen by some as lacking verbal discipline. In the lead-up to his swearing in as Prime Minister, he – and those around him – has been extraordinarily disciplined.
Will something leak between now and Wednesday? Maybe. But so far, so good.