News

7 December 2011

Canada gets moving on Open Government

In Canada, Stephen Harper brought in the Federal Accountabiliy Act in 2006, the very first bill from his new government. The FAA toughened up lobbying rules, promised to protect whistleblowers from negative repercussions, limited political donations and extended the Access to Information Act to Crown corporations.

So it was no surprise that when the United States invited Canada to join an Obama-launched project called the Open Government Partnership, Canada promptly accepted.