Good evening. This is Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King performing Tired of Crying Over You at a bar in Texas.
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As is so often the case when Quebec comes up in the news, the current provincial election has led to a lot of people calling for that province to simply leave Canada once and for all. However, I'm not sure that the people, both inside and outside Quebec, who want la belle province to leave have thought through exactly what the implications would be...
March 15, 2014
This is Nick Gravenites — singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer — performing Buried Alive in the Blues.
Information commissioner Suzanne Legault has lost a landmark case over delays in the release of government documents, a ruling one critic says will make an ailing freedom-of-information system even worse.
A Federal Court judge said she was unable to censure National Defence for taking a three-year extension on delivering records requested under the Access to Information Act, an extension the commissioner had argued was unreasonable.
Judge Catherine Kane ruled that the way the act is worded does not allow her to censure National Defence by issuing a declaration in favour of the information commissioner.
Kane said the act would have to be rewritten on the matter of extensions -- a responsibility of Parliament -- for any judge to intervene.
So what's to prevent the DND, or any other department, from continuing to grant itself extensions until the person requesting the information either gives up or dies?
And who believes the Conservative government will get busy and rewrite the act to give it more teeth?