Richard Nixon, Watergate cited as anger erupts over Stephen Harper government's 'enemy' list - 2013-07-16

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F0.png Richard Nixon, Watergate cited as anger erupts over Stephen Harper government's 'enemy' list July 16, 2013, Lee Berthiaume, Canada.com

OTTAWA — Comparisons with the Nixon administration and Watergate are being raised following revelations the Harper government ordered "enemy" lists compiled in advance of this week's cabinet shuffle.

The Prime Minister's Office sent an email to Conservative ministerial aides on July 4 asking to develop lists of troublesome bureaucrats as well as "friend and enemy stakeholders" for incoming ministers and their staff.

The PMO has refused to comment on the controversy, which erupted after emails outlining the order were leaked to media outlets in Ottawa by an unidentified source on Monday, the same day as the federal cabinet shuffle.

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