For a free and independent press
When democracy requires a free and independent press to dig deeper and hold government accountable, access to information allows journalists to move beyond spin and get the facts.
This helps all of us make an informed decisions, creating a shared understanding of common agreed upon facts.
Bill 22 opens the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act for substantive changes for the first time in over a decade. Unfortunately, if passed, this Bill will undermine access to information and make public bodies less transparent. It is a step backwards for openness and accountability, and a missed opportunity to improve the information rights of British Columbians.