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Using freedom of information to assist whistleblowers and those under duress
4 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

By  •  News, Politics
Join us on Twitter for a wide ranging chat on Bill C-58 and access to information reform.
FOI Friday with Justin Ling

FOI Friday with Justin Ling

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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. Justin Ling has recently returned to freelancing after breaking multiple stories with VICE News about the RCMP, CSIS…
Understanding Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources
4 years ago

Understanding Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources

By  •  Work, Law, How To
Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s new shield law for confidential sources.
Scrap ATI reform bill and start over, coalition tells Ottawa
4 years ago

Scrap ATI reform bill and start over, coalition tells Ottawa

Bill C-58 is being criticized for not addressing serious issues in the Access to Information Act.
Federal government gets an F grade in new FOI audit
4 years ago

Federal government gets an F grade in new FOI audit

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Only a quarter of all federal requests included in the audit were returned within the 30 day limit.
ATI makes for better policy
5 years ago

ATI makes for better policy

By  •  News, Politics
By Ato Baako for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Canada’s abysmal Access to Information (ATI) system is slowly being reformed by the federal government, even though a full review of the ATI Act is not slated until 2018. A healthy…
Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists
5 years ago

Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

By  •  News, Politics, Law
This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign. By Evan Radford Maclean’s writer and editor Nancy Macdonald wanted to dig deeper into carding after hearing how common it is from her Indigenous friends in her hometown, Winnipeg. The…
Freedom of information in Hamilton misses the mark
6 years ago

Freedom of information in Hamilton misses the mark

Freedom of Information (FOI) is great in concept, but without strong enforcement mechanisms, it remains only a concept in municipalities where the local government chooses to openly flout its intent.
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Why Saskatchewan is Canada’s black hole of policing information
6 years ago

Why Saskatchewan is Canada’s black hole of policing information

Regina has one of the most opaque police forces in Canada, according to Newspaper Canada’s annual Freedom of Information Audit.
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