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What have we learned from the Sidewalk Labs saga? Smart city plans in Toronto
February 23, 2021 by Mariana Valverde

What lessons have been learned for Canadian smart-city governance from the long-running Sidewalk Labs saga? 

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2020 Peter Bryce Prize for Whistleblowing
March 3, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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City of North Bay named recipient of municipal 2020 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy
February 23, 2021

The City of North Bay, Ont., has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the municipal category. 

The city is being recognized because of repeated efforts to circumvent basic transparency and accountability measures expected of democratic governments. Among the laundry list of concerns brought to the attention of the Code of Silence jury were:  

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