Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to provide better and more accountable government.
And so far, he is keeping that promise.
His Accountability Act will go a long way toward ending the kind of corruption that has plagued Ottawa in recent years.
Some of the things I like in the proposed Act:
Expanding access-to-information legislation to cover crown corporations.
Giving the Auditor-General more power
Ensuring government appointments on merit
Creating a more transparent process for awarding government contracts.
All good stuff.
One disappointment in the package, however, was the government’s failure to end the practice of giving public subsidies to political parties.
This is nothing but a welfare plan for politicians.
But overall, this is a good start.