Ottawa rejects recommendations to make government and courts more transparent

As the Toronto Star reports:

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson this week refused to act on a Commons committee report urging changes to improve the right of Canadians to know more about the workings of the federal government. That includes a recommendation to open up Canada’s most powerful institutions – Parliament and the courts – to more scrutiny.

He also rejected a recommendation to make cabinet confidences – now strictly off limits – subject to access requests.