Thursday, September 27, 2012

Testing the Freedom of Information Act

Access to information is important for all citizens, and anything that prohibits such access concerns us all. In an effort to determine the efficacy of the Freedom of Information Act, Newspapers Canada audited all three levels of government in Canada and looked at the speed and accuracy of various governments' responses to FOI requests. A Global Edmonton news article published on September 24, 2012 describes the results of the audit and offers insight from interested stakeholders on the implications of the audit results.

A link to the audit is included in the article, or it can be reached directly here.

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