The government's regressive access to information bill is now in the Senate's hands, but that's not the only threat to transparency in the capital.
Treasury Board President Jane Philpott inherited stewardship of the government's access to information bill, C-58, and its transparency policies when she was shuffled into the role earlier this month. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—The new year brings with it at least four basic problems that put transparency under threat.
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Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.