Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with Treasury Board President John Baird today announced that the Conservative Government has moved ahead with the first of the commitments contained in the Speech from the Throne.
"Today we tabled in Parliament the new Federal Accountability Act, a bill which contains a number of measures aimed at cleaning up the federal government," said Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
"Once implemented, this Act will:
"These and the other measures will change forever the way business is done in Ottawa, and they will replace the culture of entitlement that took root under the previous Government by a culture of accountability.
"This is the promise we made to Canadians and today we are delivering on that commitment, and this is just the beginning.
"For in the months ahead, my Government is going to work hard to:
"These are the priorities of my Government because they are the priorities of ordinary, hardworking Canadians and their families," concluded Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Treasury Board President John Baird went on to say:
"People who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules want accountability from their government and we owe them no less.
"Accountability is about trust. But trust must be earned. Our government will work hard – every day – to earn that trust."