Canada's top public servant fears 'someone is going to be shot' in next election campaign - 2019-02-21

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F99.png Canada's top public servant fears 'someone is going to be shot' in next election campaign February 21, 2019, National Observer

Canada's top civil servant said he fears "someone is going to be shot" during the upcoming federal election campaign in blunt opening comments to a committee investigating the government's role in the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick told the House of Commons justice committee he was worried about a sharp escalation in the rhetoric used to gain advantage in the political realm that was poisoning public discourse.

Michael Wernick lamented the "vomitorium of social media" and worried that the reputations of honourable people who have served their country were "being besmirched and dragged through the market square."

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{{cite news | title = Canada's top public servant fears 'someone is going to be shot' in next election campaign | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/02/21/news/canadas-top-public-servant-fears-someone-going-be-shot-next-election-campaign | work = National Observer | date = February 21, 2019 | accessdate = April 12, 2019 }}