Report recommends widening federal access law

A report prepared for the federal government recommends that the access to information law be extended to all those entities that receive 50 per cent federal funding, which would include groups like Canadian Blood Services and the International Joint Commission. It doesn’t recommend that be expanded to aboriginal groups however. Given the general tension between media and access to information agencies generally, at both the federal and provincial levels, I wonder if this will genuinely broaden the law, or make the whole process more cumbersome.

Globe and Mail, July 26 2008


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