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File No. 40078 Supreme Court of Canada Ruling

Despite a legal intervention from FIPA and others, it is a dark day for accountability in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has made its ruling in Attorney General for Ontario v. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, et al. File No. 40078.   Writing for the majority, Justice Karakatsanis ruled the mandate letters […]

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Public private processes undermine accountability.

Originally Published 2024.01.22 and Updated 2024.01.25 As part of our “FOI a Day” research, we continue to file and examine how public bodies meet their record keeping and disclosure obligations. We have been filing a number of freedom of information requests about freedom of information that continue to deliver important insights.   A recent group […]

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FIPA Submission to the OPC on Biometric Guidance

As the Office of the Special Interlocutor called for open submissions FIPAs Gage Smith drew from his research on Leading Language to draft a submission.
From this expanded research, there are simple steps that Provincial Governments can act upon to address issues that have been identified.

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FIPA at Government Info Days 2023

FIPA had the opportunity and privilege to attend and present at Government Information Days. The annual event is coordinated by an organizing committee of government info librarians who develop the programs and share hosting.

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FOI Commissioners’ Survey 2023

New for 2023 FIPA sent its first national survey of Commissioners’ approaches to access regime evaluation.

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Leading Language 2023

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded the research from its interprovincial legislative comparisons across Canada.

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FIPA For Teachers

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded its teaching resources for educators in primary schools.

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FIPA at the CBA Privacy and Access Law Symposium (2023) 

FIPA had the opportunity and privilege to attend and present at the CBA Privacy and Access Law Symposium held by the CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Section.

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FIPA Submission to the Special Interlocutor

As the Office of the Special Interlocutor called for open submissions FIPAs Gage Smith drew from his research on Leading Language to draft a submission.
From this expanded research, there are simple steps that Provincial Governments can act upon to address issues that have been identified.

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FNIGC reintroduces OCAP® 

As part of our regular research, FIPA is excited to see the reintroduction and availability of OCAP® by the First Nations Information Governance Council (FNIGC). Relaunched to mark the 25th anniversary of The First Nations Principles of OCAP®, the course is the result of more than a year of design and teamwork and features important content […]

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Information Regulators Unite in Resolution to Enhance Access to Government Information

New for 2023 FIPA sent its first national survey of Commissioners’ approaches to access regime evaluation.

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FIPA and AI Regulation

FIPA continues its coalition work signing on with other civil society groups to demand proper consideration for AI regulation. 45 leading civil society organizations, experts and academics released an open letter to Industry, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Minister François-Philippe Champagne outlining key concerns with the current draft of the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA), currently wrapped into […]

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