PROMISE BETRAYED: Information Commissioner Says Trudeau Government “Sliding Into More Secrecy”


The Trudeau government is actually disclosing less info than the Harper government did.

As Canadian Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault enters her last week on the job, she’s ripping the Trudeau government for failing to keep their “open government” promise.

In an interview with the Globe & Mail, Legault said “The government is sliding into more secrecy and actually not delivering on its promise. I think it is having a bit of a conflicting reaction, with its open government initiative and its pro-active disclosure on one side, and on the flip side, the way it is administering access to information in a reactive manner. Disclosure rates are down with this government, surprisingly.