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Why the Government’s ATI Reform Bill is a Promise Broken: Proactive Disclosure ≠ Access to Information

When political parties find themselves in opposition, promising to fix the access to information system invariably seems like a good idea. The public is often skeptical about whether the government is transparent and when combined with a woefully outdated Access to Information Act, reform provides a ripe target. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives promised a long list of access to information reforms before taking power, most of which were never acted upon. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals made similar promises when in opposition, unveiling a 32-point plan in June 2015 that pledged a fair and open government backed by access to information reform.

The government introduced Bill C-58 yesterday, the bill promoted as fulfilling its commitment on access to information reform. Discouragingly, it fails to do so. The bill does include some notable improvements, including implementing order making power for the Information Commissioner and establishing a requirement to justify, with written reasons, why information is redacted. However, the bill does not live up to the campaign promise nor does it fully address longstanding concerns with the law.

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June 20, 2017 2 comments News

Brison on Telecom in Canada

The CBC telecom "Disconnected" telecom series includes an interview with Liberal Industry critic Scott Brison, who gives a nice shout-out to the effectiveness of online voices.

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September 10, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Liberals and NDP Urge Government to Use Spectrum Surplus on Broadband

The CBC reports that the Liberals and NDP have joined other calls urging Industry Minister Jim Prentice to use the spectrum surplus on national broadband initiatives.

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July 15, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Who Speaks for the Liberals on Copyright?

In an otherwise one-sided account of the Public Policy Forum copyright symposium, Embassy includes some noteworthy remarks from Liberal Industry critic Scott Brison on copyright reform.  The article quotes Brison: "'Our position is we would work to find the right balance between creators and users,' Mr. Brison said. He said […]

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April 30, 2008 4 comments News