Marleau, now with less hair

The information commissioner, who had upset some observers with his apparent passivity in the early innings of the Harper government, appears to have exhausted his considerable supply of patience. In an interview with La Presse, Bob Marleau is seen to be “pulling his hair out” over the growing lack of transparency in Ottawa.

“…They’re taking more extensions, divulging less information, invoking more exemptions than they did in the past,” he says, in regard to a report he will table by May.

A watchdog can’t bite all the time, he says, but by now it’s clear “I’ll have to bark, at a minimum.”