Given its mandate and role as an Officer of Parliament, the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada frequently interacts with Parliamentarians on a variety of activities. Office officials often discuss access to information issues with Parliamentarians or their staff, provide comments or assistance on private members’ bills or motions, respond to parliamentary questions or testify before various parliamentary committees on legislative, budgetary, policy or other issues.
This section highlights recent appearances before parliamentary committees as well as OIC efforts to assist in reforming the Act and the way it is administered. To this end, the Office documents best practices worldwide through benchmarking and collaborations.
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