Canada's new information commissioner says the bill could impose new barriers and even deter requests, echoing calls for changes that she says are more important than having the bill pass right away.
Information commissioner Caroline Maynard, left, and Conservative Senator Claude Carignan, right, both hope for Senate amendments to Bill C-58. Senate bill sponsor Independent Pierrette Ringuette, centre, says the Conservatives are using 'delay tactics' to put off the bill's study at committee.
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A sweeping 30-year review of the Access to Information Act is stalled in the Senate, raising some concern it won’t be passed before Parliament adjourns next month.
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