Information Commissioner Calls for Reinstatement of CAIRS

The Information Commissioner of Canada has called for the reinstatement of the CAIRS database, which provided access to past information requests.  She notes rightly notes that the government could – and should – go much further than sites such as CAIRS.Info, which I launched a couple of years ago.

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  1. Good idea, but
    be careful what you wish for. The current fee to making a request is $5 (although this is currently waived), and provides for up to 5 hours of labour to service the request. I can easily see the request fee going up to what the legislation allows, $25, in order to cover the costs of administering the program. Not sure when that fee was set up, but the legislation is dated 1985.