Category Archives : Press Releases and FIPA in the News


The time for information rights reform is now! And we need your help!

Exciting news! The BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services has launched a public consultation on freedom of information and privacy rights in BC, and we need your help! Here’s your chance to voice your thoughts, concerns or ideas for change. Help us put an end to record destruction, failure to create records, FOI loopholes, and other 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


NEWS RELEASE: Proposed Law Leaves Lots of Holes in Outdated Access to Information Act

MEDIA RELEASE June 19, 2017 Proposed law leaves lots of holes in outdated Access to Information Act VANCOUVER, June 19, 2017 – The bill tabled late this afternoon by the three ministers in Ottawa does not meet the promises made by the Liberal Party of Canada in 2015. What was announced today will make some READ MORE


BC Government’s bill DOES NOT create duty to document

MEDIA RELEASE BC government bill does not create a duty to document government decisions  Legislation introduced today is completely discretionary says FIPA VANCOUVER, March 8, 2017 – The bill introduced this afternoon by Finance Minister Mike de Jong is a sad excuse for action on creating a duty to document government decisions. Despite demands from READ MORE