There is no provision in the bill whatsoever that bans political activity.
Under the current legislation, the Public Service Employment Act, those people who work in these agencies must take an oath to the effect that they are non-partisan.
My bill simply opens the curtain. It makes it for all to see. Currently, if someone is suspected of partisan activity, an investigation is conducted in secret. This brings it out into the open. More information is better.
It's better that we know more about those people that stand in judgment upon members of Parliament. It benefits both the members of Parliament and definitely the voters, the people of Canada. It's essential that the people have as much information as possible, particularly about those people who stand in judgment upon members of Parliament.
Definitions are clearly defined within the proposed bill. I would think that all members of Parliament would be in favour of more transparency, allowing people, citizens of Canada, the voters that elect their members to Parliament, to have more information at their disposal. I think it's a good thing.