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Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Jun 25 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Bowing to pressure from Beijing to secure the release of two Canadians would put "an awful lot more" citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau did not budge from his stance that it would send the wrong message to drop extradition proceedings against Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou in […]

Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Jun 25 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Bowing to pressure from Beijing to secure the release of two Canadians would put "an awful lot more" citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau did not budge from his stance that it would send the wrong message to drop extradition proceedings against Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou in […]

Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Jun 25 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Bowing to pressure from Beijing to secure the release of two Canadians would put "an awful lot more" citizens at risk by signalling Canada can be intimidated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau did not budge from his stance that it would send the wrong message to drop extradition proceedings against Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou in […]

Feds need ‘to do better’ on giving public access to information, Duclos says

Jun 22 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government needs to do better at responding to formal information requests from the public, Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos acknowledged Monday. The minister's comments follow information commissioner Caroline Maynard's parliamentary testimony that federal agencies don't have the resources to answer the steeply rising number of access-to-information requests. Duclos said during a media […]

Feds need ‘to do better’ on giving public access to information, Duclos says

Jun 22 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government needs to do better at responding to formal information requests from the public, Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos acknowledged Monday. The minister's comments follow information commissioner Caroline Maynard's parliamentary testimony that federal agencies don't have the resources to answer the steeply rising number of access-to-information requests. Duclos said during a media […]

Agencies lack resources to answer Access to Info requests, information czar says

Jun 19 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has not provided the resources that departments and agencies need to answer the steeply growing number of requests for records from the public, information commissioner Caroline Maynard says. Maynard told a House of Commons committee Friday the COVID-19 pandemic has created other problems for getting Access to Information responses out to requesters, […]

Agencies lack resources to answer Access to Info requests, information czar says

Jun 19 2020 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has not provided the resources that departments and agencies need to answer the steeply growing number of requests for records from the public, information commissioner Caroline Maynard says. Maynard told a House of Commons committee Friday the COVID-19 pandemic has created other problems for getting Access to Information responses out to requesters, […]