“The State of FOI law in Canada” on TVO’s The Agenda

TVO The Agenda Dec 5, 2016

In late 2016, Steve Paiken led a discussion on the state of FOI laws in Canada, why they are important, and suggestions on reforms. The inspiration for the discussion was the 250th anniversary of Sweden’s Freedom Of The Press Act, the oldest freedom of information legislation in the world.

The forum for the discussion was TVO’s The Agenda. The panel included Suzanne Legault, the then-current Information Commissioner of Canada; Sean Holman, Journalism Professor at Mount Royal University; and Jayme Poisson, Investigative Reporter, Toronto Star.

VIDEO: “Freedom of Information in Canada” on TVO’s The Agenda

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Published by Justin Petrillo

I am creating FOI Assist™ software to help Ontario’s provincial and municipal government institutions of all sizes track and respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. For most of my career I have been a lawyer, advising clients on commercial, intellectual property and FOI/privacy issues. From 2013 to 2015, I managed the FOI program for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee while serving as Legal Counsel to the Games. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I obtained a computer science degree and worked as a software developer at several well-known technology companies.

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