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The government says it will raise the bar on openness.
Opposition MPs say the Liberals have backtracked on a campaign promise.
Access to Information Act failing to foster trust, she says.
"We're not in favour of half-measures," said the director of BC's freedom of information association.
Legal scholars call the move unprecedented.
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Suzanne Legault wants their offices brought under the Access to Information Act.
The retrospective Conservative changes served to short-circuit an active investigation into government-backed actions of the RCMP.
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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."
Once a government official says a document is cabinet confidence, neither the information commissioner nor the Federal Court can look at the document to confirm that it is and that the exclusion is being applied appropriately. But this supermassive problem is not being addressed.
The attorney general of Canada requested a three-month delay in the case.
Emails in the Prime Minister's Office are at risk of disappearing forever, and need to be better monitored to prevent staff from improperly deleting them. That's the conclusion of a 16-month probe by...
OTTAWA - A bitter legal battle between the Conservative government, the RCMP and the federal information commissioner over the right of Canadians to access government records has arrived at a legal st...
In a signal of non-confidence in both the RCMP and the government, Legault filed a preservation order Wednesday to prevent the government from destroying more contested gun registry records.
"You know, now we're getting into angels dancing on the head of a pin, which lawyers are very good at and Ms. Legault is a lawyer."