And that's exactly what has happened.
So Access to Information legislation is not only no guarantee for increased openness and transparency by government, but can be misused as a formula for concealing or obscuring information.
Nowhere is this more prevalent than within the CBC.
By keeping salaries secret, gratuities secret, entertainment costs secret, travel costs secret, absentee costs secret, the CBC is violating its mandate and should be an embarrassment for every CBC employee.
The CBC is not a private company. We all have a right to know how it spends the money taxpayers provide.