Scott Brison tried to spin how great it would be that some mundane briefing lists, mandate letters, and ministers' expenses would become legally available as part of a take-it-or-leave-it government publication scheme.
Canada's Access to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault and Treasury Board President Scott Brison. After some weak transparency amendments, Ken Rubin writes that Mr. Brison should be replaced as Treasury Board president with a 'heavyweight champion for open government.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—Just as summer sets in and the parliamentary sitting ends, in come some very weak transparency amendments.
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'What better time to innovate your election system than during a pandemic? Because you're going to have to start thinking outside of the regular way,' says Stéphanie Plante, who has worked with Elections Canada.
Conservative Party members will be able to vote on the phone, online, mail-in ballots, or by drive-through, in ridings where in-person voting is not possible because of the pandemic, say Conservative sources.