Harper government blocks information

A new report questions whether the notion of transparent government, accountable to and for voters, exists in Canada.

Journalists have long found ourselves blocked  by Stephen Harper’s government. Today in a report to Parliament Interim Access to Information Commissionier Suzanne Legault said “growing delays are eroding Canadians’ right to obtain documents from their government.”

So what? As a story in the Globe and Mail notes, “Damning conclusions from the Access to Information Commissioner are nothing new in Ottawa. Yet Mr. Harper came to office in 2006 after making open, transparent government and revived Access to Information policies a central campaign promise.”