And best wishes for the future

As a small parting gift on the occasion of his leaving the civil service after 34 years, Munir Sheikh was given his very own talking point.

“Our approach is about finding a better balance between collecting necessary data and protecting the privacy rights of Canadians,” the Tory “info-alert” said. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Sheikh did not share these objectives.”

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