Federal Liberal’s Position on ATI Reform

Liberal Party of Canada’s response to BC FIPA, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, and Newspapers Canada’s question regarding their position on ATI reform.

A Liberal government will:


• Post all Access to Information requests, responses, and response times online at accesstoinformation.gc.ca;


• Immediately restore the long-form census;


• Make as many government datasets as possible available to the public online free of charge at opendata.gc.ca in an open and searchable format, starting with Statistics Canada data, including data from the long-form census; and


• Make information on government grants, contributions and contracts available through a searchable, online database at accountablespending.gc.ca.

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Federal NDP’s Position on ATI Reform

Jack Layton’s response on behalf of the NDP to FIPA, CTF, and Newspapers Canada question regarding the party’s position on access to information reform.

New Democrats are committed to improve the Access to Information system through a variety of measures that include increasing the powers of the Information Commissioner, speeding up the processing time of requests, allowing for online submission and retrieval of records and obliging public officials to create records necessary to their document decisions and actions.

New Democrats will reinstate the mandatory long form census.

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