In the balance/counter-balance relationship between government and journalists, those who know the secrets and set the agenda often go to great lengths to protect them.
They are doing things, those honourable members of elected office, and they don't always want the public to know what is happening. Not until the right moment, anyway – which is often never.
But secrets leak to the public, allegations spread through webs of contacts and sources. Through careless emails, misplaced documents, even in conversations overheard through bathroom walls – as someone in Peterborough, Ont., seems to suspect.
The Peterborough Examiner reports that a new city hall policy means that the public men's washroom goes out of service whenever council holds private meetings, ostensibly to stop private conversations from being overheard by the public, specifically journalists, on the other side of the wall.
Examiner reporter Brendan WedleyRead More »from Peterborough City Hall blocks journalist from bathroom to stop leaks