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Suzanne Legault on her report on government secrecy

How Canada’s Information Commissioner concluded the Harper government tried to keep thousands of documents from the public eye


 
Information Commissioner of Canada Suzanne Legault responds to a question during a news conference after the tabling in Parliament of the special report, Report Cards 2011-2012, Thursday December 6, 2012 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Information Commissioner of Canada Suzanne Legault responds to a question during a news conference after the tabling in Parliament of the special report, Report Cards 2011-2012, Thursday December 6, 2012 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

For their eyes only. In her devastating new report, Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has concluded the Harper government tried to keep thousands of documents from the public eye by unjustifiably stamping them “secret.”

Legault has long complained that the government was not only overusing their right to keep documents secret, but unnecessarily delaying the release of others, all of which has kept the public on the dark.

So what does she want from the new government? More money, more power and more transparency.


 

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