Category Archives : Access to Information Law


Civic duty and the values of an informed society

How the government’s action regarding the long-overdue FIPPA reform reflects our collective attitudes towards political issues By Carlo Javier We have an interesting relationship with our rights – especially those dealing with our freedom to access information and privacy. On one hand, conversations around such issues have certainly become more welcome in the general Canadian 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


NEWS RELEASE: Proposed Law Leaves Lots of Holes in Outdated Access to Information Act

MEDIA RELEASE June 19, 2017 Proposed law leaves lots of holes in outdated Access to Information Act VANCOUVER, June 19, 2017 – The bill tabled late this afternoon by the three ministers in Ottawa does not meet the promises made by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 keeps important environmental records behind closed doors

MEDIA RELEASE BC government keeps important environmental records behind closed doors Environmental Law Centre and FIPA ask Information Commissioner to investigate VANCOUVER, February 24, 2017 – In a report released today, the Environmental Law Centre (ELC), and the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), called out the BC government for failing to proactively READ MORE