Mr. Speaker, on April 26 my office submitted access to information requests to 21 federal departments. The law requires the response to an access to information request within 30 days. Fifty-five days later, my office has only received five responses to our requests. This is barely a 20 per cent success rate.
In the red book the Liberals promised to do much better than the Conservatives on issues such as openness. The President of the Treasury Board himself has promised to initiate changes in the public service culture in order that items such as access to
information requests are not stonewalled. However, the annual report of the information commissioner has proven that the Liberals use words such as "openness" and "transparency" but they do not abide by the meaning of these words.
The result: Canadians are left with another in the long list of Liberal broken promises.