Mr. Speaker, we know all about the opposite party, when it was in government, wanting to control the access to information.
Here is what a leading expert on access to information law said about CAIRS in 2003. Alasdair Roberts said:
No other country maintains a government-wide database like CAIRS. CAIRS is the product of a political system in which centralized control is an obsession.
That is what the opposite party wished to do.