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It is an honour and a privilege to serve you in the House of Commons. Please contact my office if I can be of assistance to you and your family.

Sincerely,

David McGuinty, M.P., Ottawa South

Egregious delays on access-to-information requests must stop

Posted on June 30, 2015

You’d think by the slow pace on delivery of access-to-information requests that we lived in the time of the Pony Express rather than the digital age. How else could it be that an active request remains unfulfilled more than six years after it was filed? Unless, of course, the Harper government is actively blocking information from being released — something critics accuse it of doing.

“Information delayed is information denied,” McGuinty said. “That’s not an access-to-information system in a 21st century, post-modern government.”

You can read the full article here.

Community farm moves into NCC greenbelt land

Posted on June 26, 2015

This isn’t the community garden in your local park – thanks to a lease from the National Capital Commission, Just Food farmers have found a home in Ottawa’s greenbelt. Last week, the farming non-profit signed a 25-year lease for 150 acres of the National Capital Commission’s greenbelt land.

You can read the full article here.

Info access requests taking years to complete

Posted on June 25, 2015

It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and a new look at Canada’s creaky access-to-information system appears to bear that out.

“My first reaction was: information delayed is information denied,” McGuinty said of the list of tardy government responses.

“The length — some of these going back as far as six years, almost seven years — it’s laughable. That’s not an access-to-information system in a 21st century, post-modern government.”

Combined with rampant redactions of material when it is finally released, McGuinty said the system is being used to suppress information rather than access it.

You can read the full article here.

Government spending millions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube ads

Posted on June 19, 2015

Members of Parliament may flock to Twitter, but when it comes to getting the message out, Canadian government departments ‘like’ Facebook. According to documents tabled in […]

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Canada Day Message

Posted on June 17, 2015

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Liberals, NDP seek to bring ‘respect’ back to public service

Posted on June 17, 2015

Public service and management issues don’t typically get much mention in election campaigns, but both the Liberals and NDP are promising to change the work of […]

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Feds want to be able to order auto recalls

Posted on June 2, 2015

The feds want to give Transport Canada greater powers to order auto recalls, even with just three weeks left to pass the legislation. … The government […]

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McGuinty’s private member’s bill targets federal partisan advertising

Posted on May 29, 2015

Partisan advertising has no place in the federal government, according to the Ottawa South Liberal MP whose private member’s bill, which would ban the practice and […]

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Via Rail siding construction catches residents off-guard

Posted on May 29, 2015

Riverside Park residents whose homes back onto a Via Rail line where a side track is now being built are calling on the Crown corporation to […]

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Public servants shouldn’t have been OK with helping Pierre Poilievre make his promo video: expert

Posted on May 21, 2015

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre’s taxpayer-funded video to promote the Conservatives’ universal childcare benefit shows the traditional line between politics and the public service is a “no […]

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Help David McGuinty stop wasteful government partisan advertising. Sign the petition in support of Bill C-544, David McGuinty’s proposed law to ban the use of taxpayer’s money for partisan government advertising.

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