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Harry Rogers

former deputy minister of the Department of Regional and Economic Expansion in the federal government


In all the governments I have dealt with, and I've worked for five prime ministers, the activities or the manner in which the Prime Minister's Office represents itself is uniformly the same. It is -- never say no. ... You can say 'maybe', you can say 'tomorrow', you can say 'not as much', 'over a longer period of time', 'let's review it further', but you simply don't declare yourself as saying that ... the prime minister has said no.

May. 21, 1996 - from his testimony at the Westray Mine Disaster Public Inquiry Commission