A shift in how federal government employees communicate during the election appears to be taking a toll on operational issues at a local level.
The Caretaker Convention outlines how government employees must limit their communication during an election in an effort to keep things neutral.
One media report details how Parks Canada spokeswoman Christina Tricomi would not be interviewed for a story about two wolves that killed a deer in a populated area of Banff. Instead the agency released a statement nearly a week after the two animals chased and killed the deer in the townsite.
Tricomi referred to the Caretaker Convention as to why she couldn’t speak directly on the matter. The report points out that the convention excludes “routine, non-controversial or urgent issues,”,which can be addressed.
When asked for comment by Yahoo Canada News, a Parks Canada media relations advisor responded with the following message:
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