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Treasury Board President Scott Brison has said he’s open to a few amendments to his access to information reform bill, but opposition members from the committee studying the legislation said it would need a complete overhaul to gain their support. On Nov. 6, Conservative ethics critic Peter Kent (Thornhill, Ont.) said his party wasn’t proposing any amendments to Bill C-58, as the House Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee began its clause-by-clause deliberations of the legislation, calling

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Access to information bill ‘beyond redemption,’ Tories say, as committee wraps C-58 study

By Charelle Evelyn      

Vice-chair Erskine-Smith stood alone among Liberals, voting with the opposition to limit fees to $5 only.

Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, chair of the Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee, and Suzanne Legault, the federal information commissioner, speak before Ms. Legault’s Nov. 1 appearance before the committee. Ms. Legault has said if Bill C-58 passes as proposed, it would have a regressive impact on the country’s access to information regime. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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