August 04, 2017

Irony alert: Liberals withhold info on Access to Information system changes

Brian LilleyArchive

Justin Trudeau promised over and over again to lead an open and transparent government - so why is he doing the opposite?

In the irony of ironies, Trudeau’s government is holding back information on how they plan to change the Access to Information system, the system that is supposed to allow Canadians to know what their government is doing.

Watch as I show you yet another egregious broken promise from Trudeau.

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commented 2017-08-06 08:10:01 -0400
Open and trans-parent Government… You-all just didn’t listen. Obama said the same thing, he lied too.
commented 2017-08-06 01:36:17 -0400
Again: where is the Opposition. They are paid to bring these things up in the Parliament. The Access
To Information Act is important to our Democracy.

commented 2017-08-05 03:44:43 -0400
Anyone who believed it when Justin said they would be transparent is as stupid as he is. Well actually you are stupider because a complete stammering idiot fooled you.
commented 2017-08-04 23:22:21 -0400
Tater Tot is about as transparent as his dream regime in communist China. He seems to be picking up Chi-Com despotic reflexes as well as their closed door above-the-law governance.
commented 2017-08-04 20:14:07 -0400
The exemptions cited (sections 21 and 69) are not the issue. Those exemptions (draft legislation, proposals, recommendations, etc.) will NEVER be repealed regardless of the gov’t in charge, for good reason. What is not mentioned in the recommendations (p19ff) is the time it takes to respond to ATIP requests (6 months in your case – although you did ask for quite a broad spectrum of info). To be honest, the only reason you will get half the info you ask for is because you are “famous”. The average citizen would never be treated with such respect. Try submitting an ATIP request using one of your staff’s names and make it look like you don’t have a lawyer writing the request and see what happens. That 6 months will turn into a year. You should do an ATIP request to root out waste among the 180,000 lazy civil servants. That’s like shootin’ fish in a barrel.

The recommendations themselves could potentially reduce access. For example, giving the Information Commissioner more power gives them the authority to stop individual ATIP requests because they feel them to be “vexatious” etc. The Commissioner should be helping to give access not take it away.

The fees they want to eliminate account for about $50,000 in total, so not a great savings. The $5 fee costs up to $55 to process; only in the government! Now they want to write new software to process ATIP requests; how many millions of dollars will this cost? The gov’t has already spent over $50 million trying to change the domain name of its web pages (really, look it up), will it succeed in “creating software”?

And waste? How many committees and meetings (including travel) have taken place? How much has been spent on this? And for what? In the end, looking at the proposals, little if anything will change if they are all implemented. They will only affect maybe 5% of all ATIP requests, maybe.
commented 2017-08-04 19:19:23 -0400
The Lieberal voters in Canada will drink up all the lies and bs that comes from Justine “The Feminist Muslim” Trudeau because they just looooove their pink pony soooooo much. To them it matters not what he actually does or does not do.
commented 2017-08-04 19:15:50 -0400
Justin Trudeau is a great big steaming pile of feces.
commented 2017-08-04 18:48:16 -0400
If someone wanted to destroy a great country and undermine its people and economy they would do exactly what the Lieberals are doing !!! First thing bring in people that are not capable of anything that resembles our culture and lie about it and push therye lies through propaganda paid news organizations . Lie , lie and lie , typical of a dictator and his minions . You may get sheeple to believe your Lieberals bullshit but anyone with half a brain can see right through this crap !
commented 2017-08-04 18:45:27 -0400
A fumble mental , stonewalling, vacouse empty suit , that describes the CRIMEMINISTER of Canada
commented 2017-08-04 18:41:46 -0400
commented 2017-08-04 18:28:55 -0400
Canada has become a dictatorship under this rich psychotic brat!
commented 2017-08-04 18:14:16 -0400
Trudeau and company doesn’t want to be bothered with pesky questions and Access to Information Requests; Liberals are too focused on installing a totalitarian regime.
I would like to know how many calls Butts has made to Putin or Jinping for advice on how to do this.
To handle this with a smile, I’m sure Barry Obama is on speed dial!
commented 2017-08-04 18:00:14 -0400
Baby Doc probably thinks that freedom of information means the government is free to obtain and disseminate any private information about any private citizen that it wants to target.
commented 2017-08-04 17:59:11 -0400
OOOHHH, surprise surprise……. the liberals have lied.
The definition of an oxymoron is a liberal telling the truth.
commented 2017-08-04 17:54:53 -0400
How about;

‘Ye shall know them by their fruits.’