Ottawa expected to cap off spring sitting of Parliament with long-awaited legislation

The Trudeau government is expected to cap the spring sitting of Parliament with long-awaited legislation on Access to Information and national security.

With just days left before MP's head to their ridings for the summer, the bills will, at the very least, signal the government's intention to fulfil key promises.

The government had promised an initial wave of changes to the Access to Information Act by the end of winter.

But Treasury Board President Scott Brison's office cited the complex nature of the task for delaying the Liberal plans.

The Access to Information Act allows people who pay five dollars to ask for everything from internal federal audits and meeting minutes to correspondence and studies.

Departments are supposed to answer within 30 days or provide valid reasons why they need more time.

The bill to be introduced on Monday could be the first substantial set of amendments to the access law in 34 years.

However, the bills are unlikely to be debated by MPs in a serious way until the fall.