At issue is a 2011 Report on sexual exploitation titled: "It's Nobody's Mandate and Everyone's Responsibility: Sexual Exploitation and the Sex Trade in Newfoundland and Labrador”. Johnson and Janes wanted it neither released nor discussed, stating it was too harmful.
They were not prepared to disclose even as much information as contained in a CD freely distributed throughout the school system. Their reasons may have been poor articulation or a more paternalistic notion, one implied but not announced” “we know what’s good for you”. Either way, their stonewalling was baffling.