Liberals can salvage broken ATIP system if they muster political will

2022-11-17T18:49:30-05:00

OTTAWA, May 11, 2020 / CNW /—The access-to-information system, an essential service providing Canadians information about the internal workings of government, is at a near standstill. Delays have produced huge backlogs that are overwhelming departments. This comes at a time when the federal government spends billions of dollars in emergency aid with minimal parliamentary scrutiny. The system is often the only means of transparency that allows  Canadians to hold their government accountable for its actions such as its rapid-fire pandemic response. “The system was in crisis for years before the pandemic, with journalists sometimes waiting years on requests. We warned [...]