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Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | October 27, 2022
Library and Archives Canada, pictured on April 23, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | October 27, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | October 27, 2022
Library and Archives Canada, pictured on April 23, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 22, 2022
New Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, who won with 70 per cent of the votes on Sept. 10 in Ottawa, is pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 22, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 22, 2022
New Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, who won with 70 per cent of the votes on Sept. 10 in Ottawa, is pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2022
A United People of Canada supporter, pictured on Aug. 25, 2022, outside the former St. Brigid’s church in Lowertown neighbourhood in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2022
A United People of Canada supporter, pictured on Aug. 25, 2022, outside the former St. Brigid’s church in Lowertown neighbourhood in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2022
Party on, Wayne: A Freedom Convoy supporter, pictured Feb. 17, 2022, drinking a can of beer out of work glove on Wellington Street, across from the Senate of Canada Building. At that point, the downtown occupation had entered its third week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2022
Party on, Wayne: A Freedom Convoy supporter, pictured Feb. 17, 2022, drinking a can of beer out of work glove on Wellington Street, across from the Senate of Canada Building. At that point, the downtown occupation had entered its third week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 25, 2022
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 25, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 25, 2022
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth and prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, pictured April 17, 1982, signing the Constitution. It's time to put the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Access to Information Act on the same page so that Canadians' rights to know can no longer be ignored, trampled on or based on the state controlling what Canadians get or not get disclosed, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Robert Cooper
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 9, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth and prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, pictured April 17, 1982, signing the Constitution. It's time to put the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Access to Information Act on the same page so that Canadians' rights to know can no longer be ignored, trampled on or based on the state controlling what Canadians get or not get disclosed, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Robert Cooper
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 17, 2022
During COVID times, special interests and major employers can blatantly lobby for their own well-being under the cover of COVID economic recovery behind closed doors, hoping their meetings will be kept secret, writes Ken Rubin. Pexels photograph by Savvas Stavrinos
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 17, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 17, 2022
During COVID times, special interests and major employers can blatantly lobby for their own well-being under the cover of COVID economic recovery behind closed doors, hoping their meetings will be kept secret, writes Ken Rubin. Pexels photograph by Savvas Stavrinos
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 18, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, followed by Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured March 25, 2022, at a health-care funding announcement at the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 18, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 18, 2022
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, followed by Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured March 25, 2022, at a health-care funding announcement at the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 28, 2022
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown have reportedly formed a pact in the federal leadership race, according to The Toronto Star, that could make one of them the next leader of the Conservative party. On the surface, it makes little sense why a former short-time Ontario provincial leader and now Brampton mayor, known for running the show there, is coming forward to throw his hat into the race. But Brown has politics in his blood and greater ambitions, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times file photographs
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 28, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 28, 2022
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown have reportedly formed a pact in the federal leadership race, according to The Toronto Star, that could make one of them the next leader of the Conservative party. On the surface, it makes little sense why a former short-time Ontario provincial leader and now Brampton mayor, known for running the show there, is coming forward to throw his hat into the race. But Brown has politics in his blood and greater ambitions, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times file photographs
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2022
While other past prime ministers have been wealthy and had corporate ties, nowadays this may matter more. The public knows Justin Trudeau came from a privileged background, Paul Martin had a whole steamship company, and that Brian Mulroney and Jean Chrétien had corporate buddies and interests. Now it's Jean Charest's time to be put in a fish bowl, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2022
While other past prime ministers have been wealthy and had corporate ties, nowadays this may matter more. The public knows Justin Trudeau came from a privileged background, Paul Martin had a whole steamship company, and that Brian Mulroney and Jean Chrétien had corporate buddies and interests. Now it's Jean Charest's time to be put in a fish bowl, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 2, 2022
Ottawa residents formed a counter-protest on Feb. 13 to block a group of Freedom Convoy vehicles that were driving through the city towards the downtown core. Having an independent national judicial inquiry and more comprehensive local relief assistance can go a long way towards rejuvenation, and finding out what really happened, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 2, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 2, 2022
Ottawa residents formed a counter-protest on Feb. 13 to block a group of Freedom Convoy vehicles that were driving through the city towards the downtown core. Having an independent national judicial inquiry and more comprehensive local relief assistance can go a long way towards rejuvenation, and finding out what really happened, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 24, 2022
'Freedom Convoy' supporters gather in front of Centre Block on Jan. 29. Without calling a judicial inquiry in the next 30 days into the blockades, which is possible in a minority government situation, the public interest will not be served, and our leaders will have abandoned us instead of working for the common good and a decent vibrant future, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 24, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 24, 2022
'Freedom Convoy' supporters gather in front of Centre Block on Jan. 29. Without calling a judicial inquiry in the next 30 days into the blockades, which is possible in a minority government situation, the public interest will not be served, and our leaders will have abandoned us instead of working for the common good and a decent vibrant future, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 18, 2022
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's none-too-astute political intervention during an insurrection crisis into police affairs is not instilling public confidence, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 18, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 18, 2022
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's none-too-astute political intervention during an insurrection crisis into police affairs is not instilling public confidence, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 14, 2022
The Treasury Board, overseen by new president Mona Fortier, is fairly ineffective in its duty to either prevent or document record destruction, and ineffective at keeping records or promptly collecting them, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 14, 2022
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 14, 2022
The Treasury Board, overseen by new president Mona Fortier, is fairly ineffective in its duty to either prevent or document record destruction, and ineffective at keeping records or promptly collecting them, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 20, 2021
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured Dec. 14, 2021, arriving for the Liberal party caucus meeting in the West Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 20, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 20, 2021
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured Dec. 14, 2021, arriving for the Liberal party caucus meeting in the West Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 8, 2021
Treasury Board President, Mona Fortier, pictured left in Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2021, is now responsible for the access-to-information legislation, but access advocate Ken Rubin says no one expects this government to push for more transparency, despite its promises. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 8, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 8, 2021
Treasury Board President, Mona Fortier, pictured left in Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2021, is now responsible for the access-to-information legislation, but access advocate Ken Rubin says no one expects this government to push for more transparency, despite its promises. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2021
The Prime Minister's Office in Ottawa. Those who long for changing the excessive centralization of power and control in the hands of the prime minister and the PMO are few in numbers and without forceful campaigns, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 8, 2021
The Prime Minister's Office in Ottawa. Those who long for changing the excessive centralization of power and control in the hands of the prime minister and the PMO are few in numbers and without forceful campaigns, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | August 23, 2021
Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard warned in February that access to information is a 'quasi-constitutional right' that could not be suspended because of the pandemic, but an investigation by The Ottawa Citizen found that the federal government had often made access requests a low priority. Photograph courtesy of Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | August 23, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | August 23, 2021
Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard warned in February that access to information is a 'quasi-constitutional right' that could not be suspended because of the pandemic, but an investigation by The Ottawa Citizen found that the federal government had often made access requests a low priority. Photograph courtesy of Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 29, 2021
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured Nov. 27, 2020, on the Hill, is the political minister responsible for the Access to Information Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 29, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 29, 2021
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured Nov. 27, 2020, on the Hill, is the political minister responsible for the Access to Information Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 3, 2021
A new classroom building of the Kamloops Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., pictured in 1950. The Canadian government and the governments can fly all its flags at half mast at all its federal buildings for a memorial for the Indigenous children who died, but what's really needed is full transparency and accountability to stay on board with the public's needs or to help those whose stories and past horrors need addressing, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 3, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 3, 2021
A new classroom building of the Kamloops Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., pictured in 1950. The Canadian government and the governments can fly all its flags at half mast at all its federal buildings for a memorial for the Indigenous children who died, but what's really needed is full transparency and accountability to stay on board with the public's needs or to help those whose stories and past horrors need addressing, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2021
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, right, and Ellen Weintraub, pictured May 28, 2019, at the House Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. In a recent March speech, the privacy commissioner expressed concerns that the penalty grounds for privacy invasion in Bill C-11 are too limited. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2021
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, right, and Ellen Weintraub, pictured May 28, 2019, at the House Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. In a recent March speech, the privacy commissioner expressed concerns that the penalty grounds for privacy invasion in Bill C-11 are too limited. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 19, 2021
Design of the future Canadian surface combatant will be based on BAE’s Type 26 warship. The Trudeau government is refusing to say how many millions Irving Ship Building Industries has been paid as the sole prime contractor for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project to build 15 frigate ships, writes Ken Rubin. Image courtesy of Public Services and Procurement
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 19, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 19, 2021
Design of the future Canadian surface combatant will be based on BAE’s Type 26 warship. The Trudeau government is refusing to say how many millions Irving Ship Building Industries has been paid as the sole prime contractor for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project to build 15 frigate ships, writes Ken Rubin. Image courtesy of Public Services and Procurement
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 22, 2021
The 21 panels blocking views of construction on the iconic Centre Block building for the next decade will consist of 'large-scale black and white photography highlighting architectural details of the Centre Block, along with ... parliamentary, Indigenous, Centre Block rehabilitation, historical and way-finding themes,' PSPC says. Image courtesy of Public Services and Procurement Canada
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 22, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 22, 2021
The 21 panels blocking views of construction on the iconic Centre Block building for the next decade will consist of 'large-scale black and white photography highlighting architectural details of the Centre Block, along with ... parliamentary, Indigenous, Centre Block rehabilitation, historical and way-finding themes,' PSPC says. Image courtesy of Public Services and Procurement Canada
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 17, 2021
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos is pictured in Ottawa on Nov. 27, 2020. The Treasury Board has not lead enough to prevent departments suspending full access services or in pushing access as an essential service or to enforce departments meeting their obligations to record decisions made, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 17, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 17, 2021
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos is pictured in Ottawa on Nov. 27, 2020. The Treasury Board has not lead enough to prevent departments suspending full access services or in pushing access as an essential service or to enforce departments meeting their obligations to record decisions made, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 17, 2021
Under the current broad exemptions of the Access to Information and Privacy Acts, the details of departmental AI use could be denied as being proprietary or matters of national security, law enforcement, and government economic interest, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 17, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 17, 2021
Under the current broad exemptions of the Access to Information and Privacy Acts, the details of departmental AI use could be denied as being proprietary or matters of national security, law enforcement, and government economic interest, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 1, 2021
Julie Payette, pictured on Oct. 2, 2017, laying flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the War Memorial, after being installed as the country's new governor general. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 1, 2021
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 1, 2021
Julie Payette, pictured on Oct. 2, 2017, laying flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the War Memorial, after being installed as the country's new governor general. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 16, 2020
Privy Council Clerk Ian Shugart told the House Health Committee it will be ‘impossible’ to get them all of the ordered documents by the early December deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 16, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | December 16, 2020
Privy Council Clerk Ian Shugart told the House Health Committee it will be ‘impossible’ to get them all of the ordered documents by the early December deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 5, 2020
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured June 16, 2020, on the Hill, is the federal minister responsible for the application of the Access to Information Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 5, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | November 5, 2020
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured June 16, 2020, on the Hill, is the federal minister responsible for the application of the Access to Information Act. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2020
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, his party's finance critic, pictured on Aug. 19, 2020, showing a heavily redacted document that the government sent the House Finance Committee about its interactions with the WE Charity regarding a huge student grant program. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 14, 2020
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, his party's finance critic, pictured on Aug. 19, 2020, showing a heavily redacted document that the government sent the House Finance Committee about its interactions with the WE Charity regarding a huge student grant program. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 22, 2020
Hundreds of members of the Canadian Armed Forces were called in to help out in at least two dozen Ontario and Quebec long-term care homes in April and May hit hard by COVID-19, and reported allegations of elder abuse and neglect in at least five long-term care homes in Ontario. Photograph courtesy of Department of National Defence
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 22, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 22, 2020
Hundreds of members of the Canadian Armed Forces were called in to help out in at least two dozen Ontario and Quebec long-term care homes in April and May hit hard by COVID-19, and reported allegations of elder abuse and neglect in at least five long-term care homes in Ontario. Photograph courtesy of Department of National Defence
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 12, 2020
Treasury Board Secretariat Jean-Yves Duclos' office said there are 341 confirmed reported viral infections in the federal public service and 31 work refusals. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 12, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 12, 2020
Treasury Board Secretariat Jean-Yves Duclos' office said there are 341 confirmed reported viral infections in the federal public service and 31 work refusals. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 1, 2020
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand is responsible for oversight and management of federally run buildings. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 1, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 1, 2020
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand is responsible for oversight and management of federally run buildings. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 20, 2020
Public interest group monitoring of the growing loss of health privacy and individual privacy rights is happening. But it's going to take a concerted effort with the media reporting on privacy violations and breaches to get anywhere. It's a crisis within a crisis. Photograph courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 20, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 20, 2020
Public interest group monitoring of the growing loss of health privacy and individual privacy rights is happening. But it's going to take a concerted effort with the media reporting on privacy violations and breaches to get anywhere. It's a crisis within a crisis. Photograph courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 23, 2020
Jean-Yves Duclos is president of the Treasury Board, and in charge of the government's management of the access to information regime. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 23, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 23, 2020
Jean-Yves Duclos is president of the Treasury Board, and in charge of the government's management of the access to information regime. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | January 20, 2020
Military personnel, pictured April 30, 2019, trying to block the rising Ottawa River at Constance Bay, just outside of Ottawa. The Canadian Forces units were deployed to flood zones along the Ottawa River Valley last spring in response to record high water levels on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the river. Canada needs to be less secretive and more transparent in its efforts to tackle emergencies and not hide its deficiencies in awakening to imminent risks posed by increasing natural disasters, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | January 20, 2020
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | January 20, 2020
Military personnel, pictured April 30, 2019, trying to block the rising Ottawa River at Constance Bay, just outside of Ottawa. The Canadian Forces units were deployed to flood zones along the Ottawa River Valley last spring in response to record high water levels on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the river. Canada needs to be less secretive and more transparent in its efforts to tackle emergencies and not hide its deficiencies in awakening to imminent risks posed by increasing natural disasters, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 16, 2019
Parks Canada, while downplaying the route as a road, had hoped the expanded trail would lead to a "reasonably priced" private bus shuttle service operating on the gravel roadway, but that has not as yet materialized. Initial work proceeded in 2017 and by the time critics twigged in, work was well underway. By 2018, the access trail work to the iconic fjord in 2018 included uprooting parts of a bog and vegetation and bringing in the crushed stone for the widened route, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 16, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | September 16, 2019
Parks Canada, while downplaying the route as a road, had hoped the expanded trail would lead to a "reasonably priced" private bus shuttle service operating on the gravel roadway, but that has not as yet materialized. Initial work proceeded in 2017 and by the time critics twigged in, work was well underway. By 2018, the access trail work to the iconic fjord in 2018 included uprooting parts of a bog and vegetation and bringing in the crushed stone for the widened route, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 8, 2019
Bureaucrats at the Justice Department, overseen by Justice Minister David Lametti, are leading discussions on reforms to the Privacy Act, which governs the public sector and is badly in need of an update to reflect the realities of the digital age, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 8, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | July 8, 2019
Bureaucrats at the Justice Department, overseen by Justice Minister David Lametti, are leading discussions on reforms to the Privacy Act, which governs the public sector and is badly in need of an update to reflect the realities of the digital age, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 17, 2019
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is one of three members of the federal cabinet that Ken Rubin says aren't living up to their obligations to disclose information to the public, including information Mr. Bains' ministry has about expensive defence procurement projects overseen by Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, left. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 17, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | June 17, 2019
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is one of three members of the federal cabinet that Ken Rubin says aren't living up to their obligations to disclose information to the public, including information Mr. Bains' ministry has about expensive defence procurement projects overseen by Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, left. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 20, 2019
We need less, not more government hucksterism where the people are treated like suckers under the Access to Information Act, writes access and transparency advocate Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Picpedia.Org/Nick Youngson
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 20, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | May 20, 2019
We need less, not more government hucksterism where the people are treated like suckers under the Access to Information Act, writes access and transparency advocate Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Picpedia.Org/Nick Youngson
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2019
Members of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, pictured The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 29, 2019
Members of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, pictured The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 1, 2019
Members of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, headed by Liberal Senator Serge Joyal, pictured on Oct. 3, 2018, at a hearing with then Treasury Board present Scott Brison to discuss Bill C-58. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 1, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | April 1, 2019
Members of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, headed by Liberal Senator Serge Joyal, pictured on Oct. 3, 2018, at a hearing with then Treasury Board present Scott Brison to discuss Bill C-58. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2019
The former coach house at 10 Sussex Dr. is now used by the RCMP, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Google
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | March 11, 2019
The former coach house at 10 Sussex Dr. is now used by the RCMP, writes Ken Rubin. Photograph courtesy of Google
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 11, 2019
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is one of several ex-PMs who have struck a deal with Library and Archives Canada to organize and donate records from their time in the office, to be kept secret for years. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 11, 2019
Opinion | BY KEN RUBIN | February 11, 2019
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is one of several ex-PMs who have struck a deal with Library and Archives Canada to organize and donate records from their time in the office, to be kept secret for years. The Hill Times file photograph