TORONTO (October 14, 2015)—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada.
By Justin Ling
Sending Access to Information requests to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is roughly like howling at the moon. Generally speaking, the only documents you’ll ever get back from the national spy agency are open-source terror assessment and security reports—generally from the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre—and not much else. The new favourite exemption employed by the secretive agency is a catch-all for pesky requests:
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Monday, September 28th is International Right to Know Day, raising awareness about our access to government information and promoting freedom of information as an essential party of democracy.
This year, CJFE is teaming with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) on Twitter to chat about the power of Open Data and Access to Information!
TORONTO (September 14, 2015)—The undersigned organizations have issued a joint letter to the major political parties in Canada calling on them to make concrete commitments to reform Canada’s access to information system.
The deficit of trust between Canada’s voters and its elected officials has never been higher, largely due to a breakdown in the system of accountability. Key to this is the fact that, after years of neglect, Canada’s access to information system is in crisis. The undersigned organisations are calling on the main political parties in Canada to make concrete commitments to reform Canada’s access to information system.