#CyberFLASH: Cyberattack Briefing Notes Won’t Provide Public With ‘Specific Details’

Steven Blaney

OTTAWA – If there’s a major cyberattack on Canada, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney will not be giving the public “specific details” of the incident, newly released briefing notes indicate.

However, the minister won’t be at a complete loss for words if he follows the carefully crafted script he’s been provided for just such a terrible occasion.

“Cyberattacks are a global phenomenon,” Blaney is advised to tell Canadians.

“Canada and other countries face escalating cyberthreats — these threats are real and continue to mature.”

Stephen Harper’s office has been roundly criticized in recent years for micromanaging cabinet ministers and the public servants who toil in their departments.

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