New CFE Report: It’s Time for Change! 206 Recommendations for Reforms to Canada’s Access to Information Act

Canada’s Access to Information Act was adopted more than 35 years ago and has aged badly. Despite numerous calls for substantial reforms to the legislation, many formal reviews and consultations, and various amendments to the Act, changes have been little more than cosmetic. As a result, Canadians have been denied the access to information so important for a healthy democracy. 

In “It’s Time for Change”, Stanley L. Tromp presents a comprehensive compilation of recommendations for reform of Canada’s Access to Information Act based on best practices elsewhere, advice of Canadian information commissioners, and access policy experts and frequent users, and suggestions for reform by civil society groups.

“Stan Tromp provides an invaluable resource for anyone wanting greater transparency and strengthening the public’s right to information in Canada,” said James L. Turk, Director of the Centre for Free Expression. 

A copy of the report is available here.