Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin

Senior Fellow

Investigative public interest researcher and author

Ken Rubin is an Ottawa investigative public interest researcher, a citizens’ advocate, an author, a civil libertarian, and an organic farmer. He is a very well known commentator on the access and privacy legislation in Canada. He has filed and analyzed thousands of requests for public and personal information. His work has resulted in hundreds of media stories. He has written and published many articles and reports on government secrecy and privacy and surveillance practices.

Ken has acted as an access consultant to a variety of media, public interest groups, political parties, labour unions, research groups, trade associations, and individuals. Many of his Federal Court actions for freedom of information are referred to as benchmark cases. He has helped promote improvements in freedom of information and privacy protection legislation in Canada, including amending the federal access act to penalize officials for record alteration violations. He has appeared before numerous parliamentary committees and is a columnist for the Hill Times. For over 50 years, he has been involved in a wide range of regional and national public actions that include food and air safety, health and environmental protection issues and telecommunications. 

More about his work can be found at his website,