"We're pushing for openness and transparency and an opportunity to hear from these three Senators at committee. We have Mr. Harper deciding that he's going to dump all the responsibility on the three of them and try to create a serious penalty here that, to my mind, needs to be at least reasonably discussed before we enact something that's going to create precedents," said Trudeau.
Everyone and their dog talks about openness and transparency; both were major themes that Harper came to power advocating for. Political people know those are words that resonate with people, which is why they use them; it's kind of like a child saying "fuck" because they know it creates a strong response, without really knowing what it means.
But when was the last time we had a Political Leader that thought far enough ahead to consider precedents - the consequences of their actions?