Quebec moves to update access-to-information laws

Quebec Government House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier has released a 191-page discussion paper on Access to Information reform in the province. The document proposes to change Quebec’s Access to Information system—which is known for being slow, secretive and over-protective—by changing the wording of the Act, easing restrictions imposed on the free movement of information and making the government more transparent. The document will be the basis of an upcoming consultation process to be held before a committee of the legislature.

Source: Montreal Gazette