IN THE HOUSE ~ Trudeau government proposes to create an oversight model that turns watchdog role into "a mirage"

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Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): On access to information too, Madam Speaker, the Liberals are the same as the old government. The Liberal government routinely blocks requests on issues like the KPMG tax havens and the Liberals are actually looking to give their ministers the power to block any request. That is even worse than the Conservatives. The Information Commissioner is calling the Liberal approach “a mirage�.

The Liberal government has shut down debate and moved to strip the rights of MPs. It seems it has taken question period lessons from Paul Callandra.

Why are Liberals' now trying to make government secrecy even worse?

Ms. Joyce Murray (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Lib.): Madam Speaker, for the very first time since 1983 we are modernizing and updating access to information to ensure openness, transparency and accountability in government. We are seeking ways to make sure that information is more accessible to Canadians while balancing that with our responsibility to protect certain information in the public interest.

The committee is studying just this as part of our extensive consultations with the public on access to information and we look forward to its report.

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