Jacques Marcoux reports:
Statistics Canada was so concerned over the potential damage to its reputation following revelations the agency was requesting customer transaction data from banks, it hired a public relations firm to help “re-establish” control over its public image.
A document obtained by CBC News through an access to information request show the federal statistics agency was deeply troubled by the maelstrom of criticism stemming from an Oct. 26, 2018, Global News report on its pilot project seeking detailed financial records from Canadian financial institutions. Weeks later, the agency discreetly and urgently solicited outside help.
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