Gouvernement Accès à l'information

Veiller à ce que la Loi sur l’accès à l’information s'applique aux cabinets ministériels, y compris celui du premier ministre, ainsi qu’aux organismes publics qui assistent le Parlement et les tribunaux.

Plate-forme libérale Page 26 October 5, 2015
Jun 2017

(en anglais) Trudeau government breaks campaign promise on access-to-information law

The Globe and Mail June 19, 2017

The Trudeau government is revamping Canada's decades-old transparency law, but breaking its campaign promise to ensure the Access to Information Act applies to the offices of the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers.

A government bill introduced on Monday proposes a slew of changes to how Canadians can access information under the act, including increased powers for the Information Commissioner. It would also require the prime minister, cabinet ministers, members of Parliament and senators to release some types of documents regularly, a process the government calls pro-active disclosure.

But it would not, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during the 2015 election campaign, make these offices fully subject to the access-request law, which allows people to ask for information from government institutions.