Lack of transparency has been a problem in Canadian government since the beginning. This has led to financial and moral corruption and mismanagement of taxpayer’s money. Although it is a long-standing issue; however, during the last few governments of recent past the lack of transparency reached at its peak.
With huge number of financial and moral scandals in last few governments, lack of transparency and corruption has become the biggest problem in our democratic institutions. Even though, corruption and lack of transparency existed since the first prime minister’s, John A McDonald’s, time, Harper’s Conservative government’s immoral activities has had no boundaries. No previous government has shown such lack of responsibility and accountability and financial mismanagement as Harper’s Conservative Government from 2006 to 2015.
Complete list of the number of scandals of the Canadian governments is beyond this list. We need to reform our policies about right to access of information, breach of ethics, accountability of politicians, and other electoral reforms. We also need to develop new ways of running election campaigns, lower the campaign expenses and bring Senate as well as other electoral reforms.
Centrist Party believes in complete transparency in every walk of government. Government should not only be responsible but should also be accountable to Canadians with full honesty and free of corruption.