The essential feature of irony is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between an action or expression and the context in which it occurs.From the Canadian Press:
When it comes to freedom of information, obstructive bureaucracy is apparently a good thing.
The federal ombudsman for freedom of information has stirred up a hornets' nest by going ahead with a costly private session at the posh Rideau Club to thrash out potential reforms to access law.
[Ken Rubin, an Ottawa consultant who specializes in access requests,] said Marleau's proposals to rank more than 2,000 complaints that have stacked up over the years "seems to mimic the worst features of the bureaucracy in Ottawa; the system he is creating is complex and bureaucratic in its own right."
Yet another remarkable Conservative achievement.