Two Conservative MPs tell Global they would’ve supported Brent Rathgeber’s bill in its original form. And here are comments sent to me by James Rajotte in response to my request for reaction.
“I have enjoyed working with Brent as a colleague and fellow member of the Conservative Caucus from the Edmonton region for the past five years, and I am disappointed that Brent has left our caucus.
I supported his legislation, Bill C-461, the CBC and Public Service Disclosure and Transparency Act, at Second Reading, and would have been pleased to continue supporting the Bill in its previous form prior to it being amended at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. I will continue to support his legislation as amended.
I wish Brent well in continuing to represent the interests of his constituents in Parliament.”