During the 1990s, the Canadian public enjoyed a steady increase in access to government information. New freedom of information laws were passed in many Canadian provinces. The BC government was at the leading edge of the trend, passing an FOI law that made it much more transparent and accountable.
Then came a new century, 9/11, and increased conflict around the world. In the US, Canada and many other places, the trend of liberalized access to information has stalled and even reversed. In British Columbia, critics claim, there has been a similar growth of government intransigence.
The second BC Information Summit will throw a spotlight on the four major trends that are undermining public access to information in BC. The challenge: “How can we strengthen the public’s right to know in an increasingly adversarial world?”
Visit the InfoSummit website for agenda, speaker, and ticket information
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