Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy at the University of Ottawa, Amir Attaran, argues today that, 25 years after the Federal Freedom of Information Law was passed, it is bogged up in red tape by Ottawa bureaucrats. Thus a potential great investigative tool for journalists is perverted by bureaucracy.
“How is it that a right to access information in 30 days can turn into a wait of years? Simply put, the federal government is exploiting a loophole.”
The Globe and Mail, June 10, 2008