An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (improved access)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Carole Lavallée  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of June 2, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Access to Information Act to implement reforms proposed by the Information Commissioner of Canada in 2005.


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Access to Information ActRoutine Proceedings

June 2nd, 2008 / 3:05 p.m.
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Carole Lavallée Bloc Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, QC

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.)