Mendicino offers no answers on why he, PM were among last to know of Bernardo move

 By Stephanie Taylor THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s office said Thursday that it was informed about Paul Bernardo’s pending prison transfer at several key junctures leading up to the move. That included the office being “informally advised in the weeks that followed” the transfer decision being made on March 27, it said in a statement. The new details came after Mendicino said Thursday it was “unacceptable” he was kept in the dark about Bernardo’s transfer until after it happened. Reporters cornered the minister as questions swirled on Parliament Hill about why he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were among the last to know about it, despite their staff being informed months earlier. He acknowledged that the fact he and Trudeau were among the last informed was…

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