Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Ms. Maynard, thank you for being with us today. We are very happy about it. Your presence was highly anticipated, and we would even like to hear from you more often.
I don't have a lot of time, but I have an important question for you.
This is my second term as a member of Parliament. I must tell you that I have had some rather painful experiences related to the Access to Information Act.
In terms of the requests I submitted during my first term, I would say that I obtained a response to about half of them. That was a few years ago, after all.
As for those I have submitted during my current term, I have received no response. The only times we obtain responses quickly is when the request is refused. In those cases, we obtain responses within 24 or 48 hours. We are told that the act does not allow that information to be provided. But when it isn't a refusal, it takes forever.
Are you worried by this long and cumbersome process?
Do you have statistics on the waiting time by department?