‘Parliament should not have to pay for’ information on feds’ spending cuts, says Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Frechette, forced to file access requests on government

Attempts by the Parliament Budget Office to use federal freedom of information law to find out how cuts to federal departments are affecting service to Canadians have been met with additional surcharges that departments are adding on top of minimal fees required under the Access to Information and Privacy Act, says Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette.

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By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 12:13 AM

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