I’m interested in the significant drop in the number of requests, and wonder what to make of it.
It now looks like last week’s cover article in The Globe and Mail was just an opening salvo.
Freedom of Information (FOI) was the subject of a cover story in the Globe and Mail this morning. Under the cover heading “Access Delayed, Access Denied”, a reference to the famous legal maxim “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, Globe journalists and FOI veterans Tom Cardoso and Robyn Doolittle report on the delays currently plaging Canada’s freedom of information systems, with a special spotlight on the strained federal system.
It was a privilege to speak last week to all of the attendees of the Freedom of Information Police Network (FOIPN) Fall Conference at the Belleville Police Service Headquarters in Belleville, Ontario.
I was asked to deliver a presentation on the Absurd Result Principle, a legal principle with a long history in the Canadian and English legal systems.
The newest issue of the AMCTO Municipal Monitor just came out this week. It includes a very flattering promotional article about the FOI Assist software with testimonials from some of FOI Assist’s terrific municipal clients.