How to mourn friends and reassure people: A minister's disaster handbook

Public safety minister prepped with talking points on everything from hostage-takings to major terrorist attacks.

The Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
Ralph Goodale in a scrum with reporters in early February.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2016 12:00 am EDT

Bureaucrats have prepped Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on how to talk to the public after tragedies, even prescribing “no comment” responses to hypothetical scenarios, according to ministerial briefing books.

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