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Brison’s ingenious selling of Bill C-58 to the Senate      

Scott Brison's crowning sales pitch was reserved for Bill C-58's proposal to legalize a new release system that sets some records aside that government would selectively disclose, like minister's mandate letters and expenses.

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, who is responsible for the Access to Information Act, pictured in this file photograph on April 30, 2018, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Treasury Board President Scott Brison was hard at it on Oct. 3 selling Bill C-58 as a great advance in transparency, which it is not.

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