– DailyWatch – Thursday February 13, 2014

An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (disclosure of information)

Short Title: CBC and Public Service Disclosure and Transparency Act

The bill as introduced sought to expand expense and salary disclosure to civil servants making more than $188,00 per year, but was amended at committee by increasing the salary disclosure bar to over $400,00; amendments made without Mr. Rathgeber’s support and which set the stage for his decision to leave the CPC caucus and sit as an independent member.  Mr. Rathgeber has proposed his own set of amendments at report stage.

Status: Status: Introduced on November 5, 2012. Second reading: February 12, March 26, 2013.  Considered over 6 meetings at committee and reported back to the House on June 6, 2013 with amendments.  Report stage: November 22, 2013 (1st of 2 hours).  Following today’s debate, the bill should go to a final vote on February 26, 2014.

Sponsor: Brent Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert)

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