Politics Briefing: Poilievre pledges quicker, easier access to government information if elected

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Hello, Pierre Poilievre has committed to speeding up response times for access-to-information requests if he becomes prime minister. During a news conference in Vancouver today, the federal Conservative Leader said that his government, in power, would release more information than is now provided. Pressed on the issue by a journalist, Poilievre did not elaborate. But he also committed to giving the Information Commissioner of Canada more power to override what he described as “the gatekeepers” within the federal government and, overall, “favour transparency over secrecy.” Poilievre also said he preferred more automatic, proactive disclosure of information from the House of...