Access to Information Act
Watchdog blasts Trudeau government over broken transparency promises
Justin Trudeau campaigned on promises to make his own office accountable to the public, but he didn’t.
Here Are All the First Tweets Canada’s Spy Agency Considered for Its New Account
We got the tweets through an Access to Information request. Even their jokes included (redacted).
We Spoke to Justin Trudeau About Democratic Reform and Whether His Party Really Supports C-51
The Liberal leader says his party was in agreement on the anti-terror bill, but they can vote however they like.
The Harper Government Is Still Refusing to Give Our Transparency Watchdog Any Money
The Information Commissioner is still broke.
The Guy Who Oversees Canada’s Cyberspy Agency Is Cash-Strapped and Worried
The Commissioner for the Communications Security Establishment says he's concerned he doesn't have the resources to oversee Canada's NSA.
Canada’s Access to Information Regime Is Busted, But It Can Be Fixed
Information Commissioner releases report slamming current system, offers slate of recommendations.
CSIS is Refusing to Tell Us How Much It Spent on an Unconstitutional Snooping Campaign
Canada's top spy agency has given VICE a "we can neither confirm nor deny."
Bankers Tell Canadian Government They Want Spy Briefs Too
New documents show Canada's bankers have met with and requested top-secret briefings from CSE.
We Spoke to Tony Clement About Making the Harper Government More Transparent
Tony Clement is "quite willing to take credit" for improvements in Canada's Access to Information system.
New Documents Show That the Harper Government Is Panicked About Trans Rights
New documents obtained by VICE show that not only is the Harper government blocking a bill that would offer human rights protections to trans people, they're concerned about a "societal debate" on the issue.
The Canadian Government Launched an “Idea Dialogue” to Promote Transparency
An "idea dialogue" inspired by the decade-old idea of Web 2.0 has been launched by the Canadian government to promote transparency, at a time when government transparency is in very bad shape.
The Canadian Government Has Further Softened Access to Information Privileges
The Federal Court of Canada says it's ok for government departments to take years to respond to freedom of information requests, which begs the question: Does Canada have a functional freedom of information system to begin with?
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