The Interim Access to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault released a new report yesterday on government compliance with the Access to Information Act. The report concludes that the right to obtain federal documents is at risk of being "totally obliterated." For readers of this blog, three departments figure most prominently in […]
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Justice Minister Robert Nicholson has responded to a pair of committee reports recommending changes to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. He rejected both sets of recommendations.
Last year, the Government discontinued the operation of the CAIRS database, which was the leading source of information on access to information requests across all federal government departments. By searching CAIRS, Canadians could easily identify prior requests, thereby reducing taxpayer costs by reducing duplicative requests. For many years, Online Democracy […]
Canada's Information Commissioner Robert Marleau has called on the government to follow the U.S. model by making more documents available under Access to Information. Marleau says that there is a clear increase in time extensions and the use of exemptions.