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A Political Roller Coaster Ride
A Liberal minority government, a winter general election, a Conservative minority government, the interim and final reports of the Gomery Commission – for the country, the past year in politics was a thrilling ride! So, too, was it for the Access to Information Act. Every politician in search of high ground or a defensive position on matters of scandal or accountability had something to say about our right to know.
Yet, a front seat on a political roller coaster ride can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. This report recounts how the Access to Information Act and its Information Commissioner were affected by the past year’s political events.