Category: Secrecy

Immunity from scrutiny: Canada’s Access to Information Act hobbles democracy

(January 7, 2013) Canada’s Access to Information Act perversely gives Export Development Canada (EDC) the legal power to keep records of its operations secret, charges Probe International. In its submission to the Office of the Information Commissioner’s review of Canada’s 30-year-old Access to Information Act, Probe International declares it is time to reform the Act and remove EDC’s extraordinary privileges.

Take my loan, please

(May 15, 2000) Canadian policy-makers have a curious tendency to think hybrid public-private organizations offer the best of all possible worlds: the efficiency of the private sector and the financial muscle of government working smoothly to further the public interest.