Canadians will no longer be asked to pay thousands of dollars to access public information from the federal government.
Months after Global News and several other media organizations requested it under access-to-information legislation, Global Affairs Canada released its 2015 human rights report on Saudi Arabia.
But the department redacted everything in the report related to potentially contentious human rights issues.
I got to talk to Mount Royal University student Matt Sutton about our efforts to get info about federal anti-terror bill C-51, and what happens when you don’t even know the reasons behind specific redactions.
Many of Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault’s recommendations to fix Canada’s strained and aging access-to-information system will be familiar to Prime Minister Stephen Harper: They were part of his platform nine years ago.