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Access to Information

Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

Access to Information in the Time of COVID-19: Obstacles and Opportunities in Canadian Journalism

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Centre for Access to Information and Justice will be holding a webinar about navigating Canada’s federal ATI system in times of COVID-19 with panelists Dr. Elyse Amend and Margaret Thompson.
Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says
4 days ago

Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada’s COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

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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
FOI Friday with Tom Cardoso

FOI Friday with Tom Cardoso

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Join the Canadian Association of Journalists' Ottawa chapter to learn how to improve your use of the federal Access to Information Act.
Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency
7 months ago

Honey, the pandemic shrunk transparency

It's time for the government to take off the mask that disguises and robs us of our public right to know. Trustworthy and revitalized government requires effective access and more public scrutiny
Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

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Government records belong to the public, but journalists often face delays and redactions that make it difficult to get the information they need to inform the public about significant issues. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for journalists to be strategic when they are seeking government records.
Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes
2 years ago

Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom honouree Ken Rubin highlights his top investigative probes

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
ATIPs from A to Z
3 years ago

ATIPs from A to Z

What does it take to publish investigative journalism using access to information and privacy requests?
ATIP Twitter bot aims for access reform
3 years ago

ATIP Twitter bot aims for access reform

The bot developed by Laurent Bastien requests already filed access to information requests from the federal government.
Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress
3 years ago

Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress

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…
Twitter chat: Everything you wanted to know about Bill C-58
4 years ago

Twitter chat: Everything you wanted to know about Bill C-58

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Join us on Twitter for a wide ranging chat on Bill C-58 and access to information reform.
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