Documents obtained from PSPC show that federal officials started spending a great deal of time and paper back in 2019 discussing how they would enhance the hoarding boards erected Centre Block. Here's their plan.
Rather than the Trudeau government wanting more transparency, they have given Canadians a bureaucratic slow-moving, self-serving review, and forced us to go to other countries for information needed here.
Treasury Board rules note that departments should categorize just how risky their planned uses of AI are. Those algorithm impact assessments could help the public understand the risks and uses of AI.
Julie Payette leaves, but picking up the pieces means more than a little house cleaning. It requires radical transparency changes. Let's give Canadians the tools they need to monitor and improve those hiding from us.
Getting fuller, timely disclosures is an issue this government may or may not deal with, given this parliamentary intervention, but it should be one for debate and for the records.
It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of the public's right to know. A trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny.
Limitations on the Access to Information Act and government heel-dragging could make it difficult to ever see the full truth behind the WE Charity controversy.
Canadians deserve more than lacklustre and limited data in changing times.