Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to bring forward a motion under the circumstances set out in Standing Order 43, the facts of which will appear.
Given the fact that three legislatures operating under the Westminster system have passed or are dealing with freedom of information laws, that the Council of Europe, representing some 20 European countries, is giving favourable consideration to similar proposals, and that the Canadian government stated nearly three years ago that it was giving priority to drafting legislation, and noting with concern the reluctance of the government to produce facts in response to requests during question period, or at all, I move:
That this House requests the government to forthwith table a bill to provide for open government and bring to an end the secret society which it has developed.
Subtopic: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic: CALL FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43