FOE Committee Drafts Letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier

The Issues Group within the BPC’s Freedom of Expression Committee drafted the following letter in reaction to the proposed increase of sales tax on books and the planned closure of libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. The letter was sent to Premier Ball, as well as provincial cabinet ministers Cathy Bennett, Dale Kirby and Christopher Mitchelmore. […]

Prof. Alasdair Roberts wins 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award

>> From CNW Group GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Professor Alasdair Roberts, a leading researcher in the field of access to information,has won the 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award. “I am deeply honored to receive the Grace-Pépin Award,” stated Professor Roberts. “It has been a privilege to work over the years with so many Canadians […]

Freedom of Expression, Religion, and Access to Information

In Canada, several religious and secularist spokespersons recently expressed their thoughts about the balance—or conflict—between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Their thoughts appear in the Ottawa Citizen: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Religion+Experts+Does+freedom+expression+trump+freedom+religion/7668111/story.html The Centre for Law and Democracy ranks “the strength and effectiveness” of access to information laws around the globe. According to this organization, Canada ranks […]