Hon. Lawrence Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, last year, requests amounted to some 3,500 pages. There is nothing wrong with cost recovery in that context.
We are not against the idea. On the contrary, we agree that the Access to Information Act should enable people to get information, but we also think that it makes sense to try to recover the cost of handling access requests.
Subtopic: Access to Information