How thoroughly and utterly predictable:
Tories backing away from key plank in proposed accountability act
OTTAWA (CP) - The ethics package that was a centrepiece of the Conservatives' successful election bid has been stripped of one of its fundamental elements, The Canadian Press has learned.
The proposed Federal Accountability Act will not include a sweeping set of reforms to Access to Information laws as promised in the Tory platform.
Those reforms would have given Canadians an unprecedented glimpse into the secretive machinery of government by allowing fuller public access to federal documents.
The Tories promised they would implement a set of recommendations by Information Commissioner John Reid that would radically loosen access laws and shine light into some of the darkest corners of government.
They will instead chop most of the access provisions from the legislation and send Reid's recommendations to a parliamentary committee in a separate document.
I don't even have the energy to be appalled anymore.