Centre calls on Canadian government to make immediate changes to Access-to-Information legislation

The Centre for Free Expression, Newspapers Canada, Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec have jointly written Treasury Board President, Scott Brison, expressing concern about the government’s decision to indefinitely postpone making reforms to strengthen Canada’s Access-to-Information legislation.

The organizations proposed several changes that could easily be made this fall to make the legislation better serve the public interest. These include reducing the list of exemptions to the Act and extending the Act’s coverage to ministers’ offices and the Prime Minister’s Office.

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