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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:20 PM

 

Access watchdog wants power to order release of documents

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/07/05/pol-the-house-info-commissioner-legault.html


As the Harper government braces itself for a steady drip of damaging details as the Senate expenses scandal winds its way through the courts, it may find itself rueing the day it abandoned one of its key promises in the 2006 election campaign.

That promise to update the Access to Information Act is something that Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault is lobbying hard for the government to follow through on.

"The promise has not been kept," Legault said in interview with host Susan Lunn on CBC Radio's The House. "People would think twice about how they spend taxpayers' money when they know taxpayers have access to the details of those expenses.

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