Government & Corporate Transparency
Canadians’ right of access to information held by governments and public agencies is embarrassingly inadequate. Internationally, the quality of our access to information law ranks 59th out of 102 countries. The implementation of the law makes matters even worse – often imposing excessive delays, high costs, and significant censorship. Even more limited is the public’s right of access to information about the decisions and practices of the corporate sector that increasingly shape every aspect of our lives.
Why It Matters
Healthy democracy depends on an informed public with ready access to the information it needs to engage in effective political decision-making.
The Centre for Free Expression works to promote greater government and corporate transparency through public education and advocacy for better right to know laws and practices.
Panelists: Bruce Campbell, Jason MacLean, Theresa McClenaghan, Jennifer Quaid
Moderator: James L. Turk
Yan Campagnolo In conversation with Mel Cappe
For its persistent efforts to impede the free flow of information to the public, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Ou
February 22, 2022
Stratford City Council has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the municipal category.
February 15, 2022
B.C. government’s short-circuiting citizens from accessing their rights to information earned it the 2021 Code of Silence Provincial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy
British Columbia Premier John Horgan, Minister of Citizens’ Services Lisa Beare, and the provincial government of B.C.
February 8, 2022
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