Delays and obstacles: Newspaper Canada's Freedom of Information Audit

Newspapers Canada

A total refusal to release contracts in Winnipeg, Quebec’s denial of basic accountability information about top officials’ spending, passenger manifests for Ontario’s executive aircraft, and the federal government’s stubborn refusal to release data in a useful form are just some of the findings of the Newspapers Canada sixth annual National Freedom of Information Audit, which tests the openness of governments across the country.
 / Freedom of information requests by journalists and “interest groups” tend to take longer to process than other requests.

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