Almost everytime I visit the Parliament of Canada website, I generally end up leaving frustrated. How is that CNN can post transcipts in two hours, but we have to wait a day, to several days, or never, to get relevant information from our government? By the time the information is posted, it is literally "yesterday's" news. If the goal is too allow Canadians access to their system, then this site is largely failing.
Case in point, I keep trying to get some information for the subcommittee on the Clean Air Act. I shouldn't have to rely on scattered CSPAN coverage, but if you actually visit the subcommittee homepage (once you manage to find it), you find you are better off reading a soundbite or two in the mainstream press. No transcripts, apparently no new meetings scheduled (it said the same yesterday, then presto, we have a meeting this morning), pretty much NOTHING. I want to know what is going on, what is said, uncensored, so I can form my own opinions. The government needs to do a much better job of allowing real access, and this sub-site serves as proof. If anyone wants to bother checking out the link please do, and tell me if I'm just cranky or my criticisms are valid. If anyone agrees, you can complain here- CC30@parl.gc.ca