, seconded by the member for Joliette, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (scientific research).
She said: Mr. Speaker, I want to overdramatize it, but this is extraordinarily important legislation to ensure that never again will scientific information and research paid for by the people of Canada be kept from the people of Canada. It is a very simple, straightforward measure that requires that every government institution shall cause all records composed of scientific research to be published on a public website as soon as is practicable and as soon as the research is completed. It is about open science.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)