All posts tagged freedom of information

Yes, we can trust Ottawa again

Sean Bruyea Holding government accountable has been granted a ray of hope. Democracy Watch may proceed with a private prosecution of Nigel Wright for the secretive payment of $90,000 to Senator Mike Duffy. This initiative has much wider implications for ensuring greater accountability of Ottawa’s oversight agencies which have been rendered largely ineffective by design […]

The Failure of the Throne Speech

Ian Bron and Allan Cutler The following piece ran in the Hill Times on October 21, 2013. We had hoped that that the Conservatives would commit to protecting Canadians values through the Throne Speech. We had watched and waited for improvements in existing laws already designed to protect these values. But we did not waste […]

What the federal government thinks of access to information

Today I had a job posting forwarded to me by one of our directors, Michael Dagg. It’s an announcement of the appointment of David Todd as Director of Access to Information and Privacy at Human Resources Canada. There was no job posting, no competition, no advertising and no skill or experience required in access to […]