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Panel urges more transparency for secretive Quebec

Thursday, December 01, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Luis Millan

Quebec, once a pioneer in the movement toward greater government transparency, is now among the most secretive provinces in Canada after successive provincial governments introduced more than 150 legislative exemptions that undermined the province’s access to information legislation, according to a recently published comprehensive report by Quebec’s Commission d’accès à l’information.

With Quebec ranking 10th out of 14 jurisdictions in Canada, and 57th in the world, behind Honduras and Romania, the government should overhaul its legislation to compel all public bodies, even those partially financed by...