Over the past several decades, Canada’s governments have adopted laws to strengthen transparency and accountability in government, such as the federal 1982 Access to Information Act and, more recently, the 2006 Federal Accountability Act. Transparency lets people know what government is doing, while accountability enables governments to be held responsible for what they do. This past December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau informed his ministers that “[t]he Government of Canada is committed to being open, transparent, and accountable in all its work.”

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