The Harper government has determined that Barack Obama's biography is a state secret.
In blacking out the biographies of the president and his entourage, officials cited a section of the act that allows the government to refuse records whose disclosure could be "injurious to the conduct of international affairs, the defence of Canada or any states allied or associated with Canada."
An official at the Privy Council Office, the bureaucratic arm of the Prime Minister's Office, said department officials compiled the biographies themselves to prepare the prime minister for a telephone call to Obama on Jan. 23, three days after he was inaugurated. [emphases added]
Bravo to our government for maintaining the necessary silence. No doubt Obama is sleeping more soundly because of it.
[H/t reader "sassy," b/c]