Scott Brison

Information Access Reforms Delayed Because Feds Want To 'Get It Right'

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

A minister's spokesperson said overhauling the access law is a "complex matter."

Liberal MPs? More Like Professional Bhangra Dancers

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Politics

They know a thing or two about breaking loose on the dance floor.

Liberals To Revive Equal Pay Approach That Harper Abandoned

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics

The Trudeau government will bring in legislation in 2018 to compel all employers in federally regulated sectors to ensure pay equity.

Liberals To Spend Big On Ocean Research

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Science FTW!

Interns Working For Free In A Dozen Federal Departments

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberal government wants to know why a dozen federal departments and agencies do not pay their interns. The review was ordered by Treasury Boar...

Pressure Is On Trudeau To Seriously Improve Access To Information

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Vincent Gogolek

The Access to Information, Ethics and Privacy Committee dropped a major report last week before wrapping up for the summer. Unanimously approved by the multi-partisan committee, the report pushes the Trudeau government to make some serious and long-overdue changes to the law.

Removing These Signs Not Ottawa's Job, Despite New Policies

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Politics

The new policy came into effect May 11 and does not apply to "communication products'' placed by previous governments.

Liberals Crack Down On Partisan Government Ads

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2017 | Canada Politics

But the measures fall short of campaign pledges.

Tories Blast Costs Of Trudeau's Nannies

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"Unbelievable sense of entitlement."

Liberals Scrap Most Access To Information Fees

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada Politics

Agencies are also being told to make information available in the format of the requester's choice.

Harper Signed Free Trade Deal With Panama Despite Tax Haven Concerns

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Business

The Liberals voted for it, too.

Review Of Access To Information Law 2 Years Away: Liberals

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2017 | Canada Politics

"We're looking for early wins in terms of the first phase of this."

Liberals Won't Share Memos On How To Be More Open

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Entire pages were withheld because they would reveal government advice, consultations or deliberations.

We Are Looking Forward, To Build A Better Public Service

Scott Brison | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Scott Brison

This generation is among the most talented, educated and globally connected ever. While some of the experiences and expectations of these young people are unique to their cohort, they have much in common with Canadian workers of all ages and backgrounds: they are looking for a way to make a difference -- be it at the local, national, or global level. The federal public service must innovate to attract more young people. We need less rigid hierarchies, fewer layers of bureaucracy, more open and transparent decision making, a culture of intelligent risk taking, more opportunity for continuous learning, and greater mobility in and out of government.

Reversing Tory Changes To Federal Sick Leave Will Cost $900M

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Politics

Treasury Board President Scott Brison tabled legislation in the House of Commons today to repeal controversial Conservative changes to the sick leave ...

How Liberals Could Reverse Almost $1B In Planned Savings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Treasury Board President Scott Brison isn't saying much.

Improving Access To Information Will Make Government Better: PM

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals will conduct a "proper review" of the decades-old Access to Information Act with the aim of figuring out "what is actually going to work."

'Canada Isn't Back. Canada Is Backing Away': Ambrose

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics


Liberal Transparency Reforms Subject To 'Review' Next Year

CBC | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Delivery of a key Liberal promise on transparency is likely months away, as an election commitment to reform the Access to Information Act has morphed...

Finance Minister To Release Fiscal Update

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Politics

It will be the first time the Liberals will open the books to the public since taking power.

Benefit Corporations Are In The Business Of Creating Social Change

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

These companies have already touched your life. Beyond the big names like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Patagonia clothing, Etsy, or Kickstarter, there are impact-driven business leaders making significant money while making an amazing difference in communities all around us.

Liberals: Harper Government Left Us 'Bare Cupboard'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Scott Brison says the Conservatives based their $1.4-billion, 2015-16 surplus projection on one-time asset sales and optimistic growth forecasts.

Don't Believe The Forecast, Canada's Budget Will Be Balanced: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver has re-affirmed his government's commitment to balance its books, two days after the federal budget watchdog w...

Public Servants Asked To Promote Tory Tax Cuts On Twitter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public servants were asked to use official government Twitter feeds to promote Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recently announced tax measure...

Mulcair Pitches Daycare For MPs

CBC | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

The House of Commons may soon be home to change tables, playpens and high chairs. And no, this is not a joke about politicians' infantile behaviour....