moved for leave to introduce Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (improved access).
Mr. Speaker, this is the first bill that I have had the honour of introducing in this House in four years. This bill will improve access to information, not simply by increasing access, but by making federal institutions completely accountable to the public. It is the spirit of the act and the basic principles that would be changed, and it would change this government's culture of secrecy.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)