Senior Liberal staffers discussed withholding details about COVID-19 response: Internal emails

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Editor’s note: This article was updated at 8:04 p.m. ET on Feb. 6, 2021 to clarify that advice from the June 4 email shared by the Prime Minister’s Office originated from the Privy Council Office. Senior political staffers from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office and the office of another federal Liberal cabinet minister privately discussed how to withhold information from Canadians about the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis last June, newly released emails show.