New study confirms government misled public on Environmental Assessment ‘delays’
By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release:
OTTAWA – A study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences found environmental assessments triggered by the Fisheries Act prior to the 2012 omnibus bill were NOT taking too long to conclude. In fact, most were completed in less time than the new Act requires, proving the government misled Parliament and Canadians.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, June 29, 2012:
The governing body of the House of Commons continues to fail Canadians on the important questions of transparency and oversight. In his recent report, Michael Ferguson, the Auditor General of Canada, called for more transparency.
But board has “further limited public transparency over its secret meetings and decisions.” It meets in camera. Parliamentary code phrase for “secret”.