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News tagged: Government information

Government of British Columbia Legislates “Duty to Document”

News  March 8, 2017

British Columbia will become the first Canadian province to legislate a duty to document, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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New web portal launched to search seven federal libraries with a single click

News  March 6, 2017

Federal Science Library creates a window into government science library collections and scientific research for all Canadians

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Transparency for the 21st Century Conference (March 21-23, 2017)

News  February 17, 2017

From March 21-23, 2017, over 200 Canadian and international experts and advocates in the fields of access to information, open government, and government transparency, will gather in Ottawa.

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Resignation of the Chief Statistician of Canada

News  September 16, 2016

Wayne Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada and the deputy head of Statistics Canada, announced his resignation today, citing concerns over the independence of the agency with the transfer of its information technology infrastructure to Shared Services Canada.

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Saskatchewan Introduces Improvements to Access and Privacy Legislation

News  June 13, 2016

The Government of Saskatchewan is taking steps to improve access to information and protection of privacy in the province.

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Highlights from Ontario Cabinet Shuffle

News  June 13, 2016

Ontario Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced changes to her cabinet, including a number of changes of interest to the library and information management community.

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BC Government to Proactively Release Travel Expenses, Status of FOI Requests

News  May 10, 2016

The Government of British Columbia announced yesterday that it would start proactively releasing several categories of records regularly requested through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

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News Release: Government of Canada improves Access to Information

News  May 5, 2016

Today, President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison issued an Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act (the Directive) that delivers on key commitments to make government more open and transparent.

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Access and privacy regulators call on governments to respect rights in information sharing initiatives

News  January 25, 2016

Canada’s Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons have called on all levels of government to protect and promote privacy and access to information rights when embarking on information sharing initiatives aimed at improving government services.

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Information Commissioners call on governments to create a duty to document

News  January 25, 2016

Canada’s Information Commissioners have called on their respective governments to create a legislated duty requiring public entities to document matters related to their deliberations, actions and decisions.

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