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New Security Protocols in Ottawa

From August 30, 2008

It is not every day that a "Protected B" grade sensitive government document is found on an Ottawa street corner. After all, such documents are to be stored in "double envelopes" inside "approved security cabinets" and only destroyed using an "approved shredder." But this happened in mid-August, 2008.

In May 2008, Maxime Bernier left classified documents in his ex-girlfriend's apartment for over a month.

And in March 2008, blueprints for Canada's counterterrorism task force headquarters were found on top of a pile of trash in a Bank Street alleyway.

So, it's not every day. It's merely one every two and a half months.

This new protocol for the storage of protected and classified documents is certainly a credit to the Conservative Party's inventiveness. Ten points for thinking outside the box.