Category Archives : LIBRARIES


The results are in! Poll shows BC wants a stronger FOI system

FIPA recently commissioned some public opinion polling on BC’s freedom of information system. We worked with Ipsos, a leading independent market research company, to develop and pose four questions related to some of our key recommendations to the Special Committee reviewing BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). A total of 803 READ MORE


FIPA’s submission on ATIA reform

November 1, 2017 FIPA’s Submission on ATIA reform (Bill C-58) The long-promised Liberal amendments to the Access to Information Act (ATIA) were finally revealed just before Parliament’s summer recess, and the reaction was swift and overwhelmingly negative. Federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault (who was not consulted by the government on the proposed legislation) was also READ MORE


2017 BC Information Summit open in Vancouver this Thursday

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 2017 Information Summit opens in Vancouver this Thursday Big names headline major conference on the future of Freedom of Information and Privacy Vancouver, September 18, 2017 – The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 BC Information Summit will take place this Thursday, September READ MORE


BC FIPA’s Submission on NAFTA Consultation

July 18, 2017 FIPA’s Submission on NAFTA Consultation With the US government’s extremely concerning list of objectives for the upcoming NAFTA negotiations put forth yesterday by the US Trade Representative, BC FIPA has sent Minister Freeland and Global Affairs Canada our submission regarding the dangers facing our information and privacy rights in the coming NAFTA READ MORE