Despite claims to the contrary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured outside of Rideau Cottage on Feb. 9, has seemingly turned his back on promises to improve freedom of information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government seems to dislike being called out for breaking promises—particularly those which it pitched to distinguish itself from its Conservative predecessor.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.