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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Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.
Newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden will face a number of daunting challenges, including uniting a divisive America, and the best way to do that is to tackle the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the U.S.
The government is facing class-action lawsuits and a constitutional challenge based on the conditions thousands of prisoners are being kept in that advocates describe as similar to solitary confinement.