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Gazette Docs

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Gazette Docs is a searchable database of records and contracts awarded by Quebec’s largest cities, Montreal and Laval.
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Aug 1, 2012

Secrecy problems across government institutions

Democracy Watch
While there are clearly problems with secrecy concerning attendance and other parts of the operations of the Senate, it is not the only federal government institution with secrecy problems.
Blog
Jul 9, 2012

Access to Information Act review is great news

Democracy Watch
Federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault is taking the great step of being an active good government watchdog by undertaking a review of the federal Access to Information Act.
Blog
May 2, 2012
Photo: University of Saskatchewan/Flickr

The opacity of Tory transparency

Simon Enoch
"The time for accountability has arrived." These were the first words written by Stephen Harper in the Conservatives' 2006 election platform, "Stand Up for Canada."
Blog
Apr 18, 2012

The Conservatives' weak Open Government Plan

Democracy Watch
The Conservatives' Action Plan violates the Open Government Partnership (OGP) requirements set out in the Open Government Declaration that all countries are required to sign.
Blog
Apr 12, 2012

The Conservatives' inadequate open government plan

Democracy Watch
The federal Conservatives' so-called Action Plan that they will submit to the Open Government Partnership meeting in Brazil fails to increase public integrity and transparency in the government.

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