Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault says the Harper Government is "not the most transparent" and that Access to Information requests have been responded to at all time lows.
"We are at a record low in terms of timeliness," Legault told CBC Radio's Sunday Edition. "The percentage of information being disclosed is also low."
She has been in office for three years and her office has taken an 8% budget cut and has to deal with 2,000 complaints after having dealt with 7,000. While the government is reluctant to answer to Access to Information requests, they are kicking the cans down the road at a record pace.
"In the recent statistics provided by the government, requests for extensions [by departments] are at a record high."
"I don't have order-making power. I only have recommendation power," Legault noted.