The Parliament website is a logistical labyrinth at the best of times, but one thing I find particularly bothersome is the lag between proceedings and public disclosure. The ETHI Committee met on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the "in and out" affair, and as of this moment, nothing, nada, zip, published on the website.
Generally, you can access things like Question Period the day after (which is still too long), but when it comes to Committee business, it can take forever to read the transcripts. Generally, much of what happens in Committee's aren't reported by the MSM, or we are just given soundbites, like the Ethics Committee this week. If it wasn't for Kady O'Malley, or the rare ability to sit home and watch live, you are pretty much SOL.
Now, I'm sure Canadians aren't generally drawn to the mundane proceedings, but that's not the point, we should have the ability to access our public business in short order. Whether this delay from the Ethics Committee is deliberate, which is possible, or just the "way it goes", it impedes one's ability to inform themselves (or blog about stupid things Pierre said, as the case may be).
It's time to update the Parliament website, so people can have almost real time information. As it stands now, by the time an ordinary citizen can access anything, it's already old news in a sense, particularly with something like Parliament business, which progresses daily. The Parliament website is a DUD.