It’s time to modernize Canada’s Access to Information Act, now

It is every Canadians’ right to have access to government information, but there has been an erosion of this right and Canada is no longer a world leader in this area. The time is ripe for action to reverse this undemocratic trend.

Access to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault: 'What if we could turn around the way we look at federal access to information provisions? What if when an access to information request is submitted, federal officials automatically interpret the act in favour of maximum disclosure?' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By SUZANNE LEGAULT

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 12:00 AM

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