Suzanne Legault

Access to Information Process Needs Reforms

In early 2013 I submitted several ATI requests to Elections Canada regarding their handling of the "robocalls" investigation. The questions were simple enough: who's doing this investigation? How much will it cost? When will it be done? The information they did reveal was shocking.
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Another Watchdog Is Unhappy

OTTAWA - Poor leadership and scant resources have left government agencies struggling to answer access-to-information requests from Canadians, warns a federally appointed watchdog.In her annual report...
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Suppressing Our Right to Know

Suzanne Legault, Canada's Information Commissioner, says federal officials are suppressing freedom of information in Canada. According to her notes, complaints to the Information Officer in the first five months of the 2013-2014 year are up by 35 per cent.
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Stephen Harper's Secret Open Data Survey

Shhhhh. Don't tell anybody, but the Harper™ government is 'consulting' Canadians on Open Government. Well, sort of. There has been no press release about the consultation program. No ad campaign, either. And the program was quietly started in the middle of summer, while everyone was on vacation. It's almost as if Harper doesn't want anyone to know about it. Crazy talk, right?
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Transparency? Not On Harper's Watch

Over the last several months, the federal government has repeatedly thrown up the claim that theirs is "the most transparent government in Canadian history," even in the face of overwhelming evidence that it is categorically untrue. Even the practice of stomping on backbenchers who push for more transparency is nothing new for this government.
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'Canadians Should Be Angry'

Canada's Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, says the current federal government is "not the most transparent" and that response to requests for Access to Information is now at a record low. "...
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Head Of The Class

OTTAWA - The CBC has moved to the head of the class in the federal information watchdog's books.The public broadcaster received an A for its handling of Access to Information requests in 2011-12, up f...