‘We have heard from the concerns of First Nations groups and the Information Commissioner about the potential for this clause to be misused,’ former minister Jane Philpott says in a letter to Senate Legal Committee.
Prior to her March 4 resignation from cabinet, former Treasury Board president Jane Philpott was the sponsor of Bill C-58, which makes changes to the access to information regime, and in a recent letter to the committee said the government was open to several amendments. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
Senators are putting forward significant amendments to a bill meant to reform the Access to Information Act, including striking a key section critics had warned would be used to limit access to an already broken system.
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