Federal Conservatives’ accountability and democratic reform record gets an F

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By Democracy Watch, 12 December 2012

Today, Democracy Watch marked the sixth anniversary of the passage of the federal Conservatives’ so-called “Federal Accountability Act” (FAA), and the recent annual International Anti-Corruption Day, by issuing its Sixth Good Government Report Card on the FAA and the Conservatives’ overall accountability and democratic reform record.

The Report Card gives the Conservatives an overall “F” grade because they have only partially increased accountability in the federal government while taking many key steps backwards.  If the Conservatives had kept all of their 2006 election promises, they would have received an overall “B-” grade (as their promises covered about two-thirds of the loopholes and undemocratic flaws in the government’s accountability and decision-making system). (...)

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