Monday, September 11, 2006

Saskatchewan "Right to Know" week

I'm going to be writing more about this in coming weeks, but the Information Commissioner has set up a web page outlining our first annual "Right to Know" campaign.

From the site:

The purpose of this series of events is to celebrate the right of Canadians to access information in the possession, or under the control, of public bodies, as enshrined in ‘freedom of information’ laws. Such laws reinforce the accountability of governments and public bodies by ensuring that they must operate as transparently as possible. Canada is one of more than 50 nations that have an access to information law. Saskatchewan was the first province in western Canada to enact a comprehensive access and privacy law.

The steering committee is comprised of several community organizations including your CTF, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, Regina Public Libraries, and the Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner.

I urge all of you to come out to the events. For those non-Saskatchewan readers, check with your information commissioner for events in your area.

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