'The person doing the redactions should be an independent, non-partisan person who doesn't have conflicts of interest that government officials have,' says Democracy Watch co-founder Duff Conacher.
MPs of the Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Liberal MP Sven Spengemann, pictured bottom left, are calling on Global Affairs officials at the Pearson Building to provide the committee with unredacted documents. NDP MP Jack Harris, pictured top left, says he is 'more than disappointed' that the committee received pre-redacted documents. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and file photograph
MPs are once again calling for government documents requested by a House committee to not be blacked out in advance.
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New prescribed policies, procedures forced people to think about how they were acting, creating a 'profound' change in terms of staff understanding how they need to relate in the workplace, says the PMO's Marci Surkes.
It was more important for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to distinguish his offer from the Liberal government, say politicos, with both parties presenting resolutions that offered similar progressive policy solutions.