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‘Arms-length’ infrastructure agencies and citizen disempowerment
January 21, 2022 by Mariana Valverde

Many groups in the Greater Toronto Area are challenging Metrolinx’ ambitious and largely evidence-free transit plans, in terms of transparency and accountability.

Metrolinx is a very powerful agency spending many billions of public money. Like most other arms-length boards and agencies, it was structurally set up to diminish accountability -- to municipalities and also to citizens.

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Nominate a Canadian who has courageously spoken out to protect the public interest
December 16, 2021

The Centre for Free Expression has issued a final public call for nominations for the Peter Bryce Prize which honours individuals who serve the greater good by courageously speaking up about wrongdoing and abuses of public trust.

Nominations are due by Friday, January 14, 2022. The nomination form is available here.

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The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.