From Democracy Watch
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Report Card on the Democratic Government Platforms of the Federal Political Parties

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

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A - Platform makes clear promise to implement proposal
B - Platform makes clear promise to explore proposal
C - Platform makes unclear promise to explore proposal
D - Platform mentions proposal
E - Platform mentions theme of proposal
F - Platform does not mention proposal

IV. Openness and Honesty in Politics

SECTION IV OVERALL GRADES
Bloc Quebecois D
Canadian Action Party D-
Canadian Alliance Party D
Green Party F
New Democrat Party F
Liberal Party F
Progressive Conservative Party F

12. Amend the access to information law to strengthen the right to disclosure of information and to strengthen enforcement of the law (as in B.C. and Ontario).
Bloc Quebecois E
Canadian Action Party F
Canadian Alliance Party E
Green Party F
New Democrat Party F
Liberal Party F
Progressive Conservative Party F

13. Require all government departments to use consultation processes that provide meaningful opportunities for citizen participation, especially concerning decisions that affect the lives of all Canadians.
Bloc Quebecois A
Canadian Action Party B
Canadian Alliance Party A
Green Party F
New Democrat Party F
Liberal Party E
Progressive Conservative Party E

14. Restrict government advertising leading up to and during elections, except for emergency or administrative reasons (as in Manitoba and Saskatchewan).
Bloc Quebecois F
Canadian Action Party F
Canadian Alliance Party F
Green Party F
New Democrat Party F
Liberal Party F
Progressive Conservative Party F

15. Enact a right to complain to Elections Canada about false advertising by a government, political party or candidate for public office, with fines and other sanctions as penalties (as in B.C.).
Bloc Quebecois F
Canadian Action Party F
Canadian Alliance Party F
Green Party F
New Democrat Party F
Liberal Party F
Progressive Conservative Party F

 

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