New research published in Facts and Frictions finds that Canada's federal Access to Information is "a broken system rife with practical and ideological hurdles," causing some journalists to use it only as a last resort and others to advocate for reform
In the course of investigating complaints, information commissioner Caroline Maynard noticed vulnerabilities to Canada's access regime, some a direct result of the pandemic and others that have simply been worsened by COVID-19
Presented with the Spencer Moore Award for Lifetime Contributions, citizen researcher and Ryerson Centre for Free Expression senior fellow chronicles public impact struggles in health, human rights and more
Some of my most challenging and rewarding access to information work has involved filing access requests with the consent of whistleblowers and individuals under tremendous duress.
By way of background, Canada lacks strong whistleblower protection laws that give public (or…
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