Post Tagged with: "access to information"

Open Government Moving in Parallel But Opposite Directions

Appeared in the Toronto Star on April 19, 2010 as Open Government Moving in Parallel But Opposite Directions Suzanne Legault, Canada’s Interim Information Commissioner, and Michael Mulley, a Montreal-based software programmer, may occupy different worlds, but last week both placed an important spotlight on open and transparent government. Legault is […]

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April 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Copyright Secrets? Canadian Heritage Receives “F” On Access To Information Compliance

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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April 14, 2010 5 comments News

Government Rejects Plans for Access to Info and Privacy Reform

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.

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October 16, 2009 1 comment News

CAIRS.Info: The Launch of a New Access-To-Information Site

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 […]

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May 20, 2009 4 comments News

Information Commissioner Calls for Greater Government Transparency

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.

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January 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled News