'The government still does not see the necessity of adopting an integrated vision to ensure a successful open government initiative and a real change of culture toward openness,' writes Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault.
The year 2014–2015 was probably one of the most challenging of my mandate to date. Significant advances were achieved, but equally significant regressions also occurred.
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The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.
Public-private partnerships require significant design and engineering work, community engagement, environmental assessment and planning, as well as contracting with the person who’s going to build it during the actual construction period and ramp up into operation, says CIB CEO Ehren Cory.