We are happy to be part of the 40 countries that celebrate Right to Know Day, which aims to raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
Every Canadian has the right to request access to government records—a right that is preserved through various federal, provincial and territorial laws across Canada. This democratic right is essential to fostering greater government accountability and transparency.
In that spirit, we are pleased to launch our new web page dedicated to the Proactive Opening of Government Records Under the Block Review Initiative, where you will find a listing of the first 100 projects for which records are now open and more easily available to researchers.
We also invite you to visit Access to Information, Privacy and Personnel Records, our new one-stop shop about access to information, privacy and personnel records. Featured are the new online request forms, frequently asked questions, how-to documents, our annual reports to Parliament as well as monthly reports on completed Access to Information requests.
Here are various resources to help you learn more: