By Mr. Rathgeber’s amendments, the portions of the bill that involve access to information and the CBC would be deleted. The bar for salary disclosure, which had originally been $188,000, but was then amended by Conservative MPs to be $444,000, would go down to anyone earning more than an MP (currently $160,200). Mr. Rathgeber explains his amendments here.
The NDP’s Murray Rankin declared himself 100% in favour of the bill as it would be amended by Mr. Rathgeber’s proposals. And Conservative MP John Williamson said he will support Mr. Rathgeber’s amendments.