Category Archives : Policy Submissions and Letters


Civil society groups kick-off Right to Know Week by calling for immediate action to reform and update FIPPA

Earlier today we sent a joint letter to Premier John Horgan and Minister Jinny Sims supporting Freedom of Information and privacy reform. The text of the letter, signed by a number of well-known groups and individuals, is set out below. See here for the PDF copy. September 24, 2018 The Honourable John Horgan Premier of READ MORE


FIPA’s Submission on FIPPA reform

FIPA’s submission on FIPPA reform FIPA has been busy the past few months pushing for Freedom of Information and privacy reform. During this time, we ramped up pressure on the new government with our Ipsos poll and a joint letter sent to Premier John Horgan pushing for information rights reform. In response, the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services has 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