BC FIPA presented its submissions to the House of Commons Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) regarding Information Commissioner Robert Marleau’s 12 reform proposals.
FIPA’s view [is] that we now have in this country a consensus that Commissioner Reid’s draft bill, with the addition of full Order making power for the Information Commissioner, is the way to proceed, and that time is of the essence.[The committee has] the opportunity to make a real difference by bringing forward this proposal, which has widespread support. Many of Commissioner Marleau’s proposals are useful, valuable even. FIPA does not believe that it is necessary to settle for half measures. The small steps may be needed, but the big step is no less necessary. And if you don’t take the big step, Canada will be left further and further behind