Mr. Speaker, the key element of transparency and openness in government is the public release of information. I rise today to recognize steps taken by this administration to make the government more open and accessible.
One of our key moves toward openness was to set new guidelines on advertising and public opinion research introduced by the Minister of Public Works last May. These ensure that results of public opinion research studies commissioned by the federal government are now accessible to all Canadians through the Library of Parliament and the National Library of Canada.
Under this government Canadians no longer need to go through access to information to get this information. On June 1, 1994 the Minister of Public Works released approximately 200 reports covering past opinion research studies dating back to 1987.
Indeed, this government is delivering on its promises.