Join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting!

Join FIPA staff, board, members, and others in the information and privacy community at FIPA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year’s AGM will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21st, at the YWCA Hotel (details below), and will feature a talk by Sinziana Gutiu about the current climate for information and privacy issues in BC.   Sinziana Gutiu READ MORE

October 2017 Bulletin

Download the full October 2017 Bulletin, or use the links below to read individual articles online. In this issue: 2017 Right to Know Week update Big changes coming to FIPA next year & job posting Remembering Gwen Barlee Federal ATI reform plans not enough FIPA pushes to keep BC privacy law out of NAFTA negotiations Find more READ MORE

Federal ATI Reform Plans Not Enough

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. FIPA and a number of other groups sign a letter to the Minister responsible, Scott Brison, setting out some of C-58’s many shortcomings and demanding the bill be READ MORE

Remembering Gwen Barlee

This past summer, the country lost a remarkable woman. Gwen Barlee was one of Canada’s most active and effective FOI requesters, a longtime advocate for openness and transparency, and someone who has inspired many young activists to use FOI to gain access to important information. She was best known for her work as the Policy READ MORE