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Canada Ranks Last In Freedom Of Information

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:05:20 -0400
Archived: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 12:44:09 -0500
Subject: Canada Ranks Last In Freedom Of Information

I can attest to this.


Don Ledger

Source: The Globe & Mail - Toronto


Sunday, Jan. 09, 2011


A new study ranks Canada dead last when it comes to freedom of

Published research by a pair of British academics looking at how
well freedom-of-information laws operate in Australia, New
Zealand, Ireland, Great Britain and Canada - all of them
parliamentary democracies - judged Canada the least open.


More related to this story


a.. Personal e-mails stored on government servers exempt from
FOI laws, judges rule New Zealand topped the list, and Canada
brought up the rear because its legislation is ineffective and

The findings published in the journal Government Information
Quarterly echo a similar Canadian study from 1998 that showed
Canada performs poorly when compared with freedom-of-information
laws around the globe.

Critics say the findings are not a surprise, pointing to growing
delays in responses to information requests from the public.

And they say it marks a reversal from a decade ago, when Canada
was seen as a global leader in freedom of information.


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