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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).
Tamara Khandaker
10.11.16
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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.
Justin Ling
6.23.15
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The Harper Government Is Still Refusing to Give Our Transparency Watchdog Any Money

The Information Commissioner is still broke.
Justin Ling
5.26.15
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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.
Justin Ling
4.2.15
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Canada’s Access to Information Regime Is Busted, But It Can Be Fixed

Information Commissioner releases report slamming current system, offers slate of recommendations.
Justin Ling
3.31.15
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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."
Justin Ling
2.23.15
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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.
Justin Ling
2.10.15
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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.
Justin Ling
12.16.14
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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.
Justin Ling
9.18.14
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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.
Patrick McGuire
7.29.14
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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?
Grace Lisa Scott
3.25.14