FOI In The News: Government rejects Senate changes to ATIA; “culture of secrecy” and more

The Senate proposed giving the Federal Privacy Commissioner the ability to have access decisions certified by the Federal Court of Canada (thereby becoming legally enforceable) if the government ignores the initial decision or refuses to comply.  The Senate also proposed banning the use of “code words” to describe individuals or government entities as a means of evading access-to-information requests.