Two reports on Canadian government secrecy

Cross-referencing: NSL, Ch. 10.

A new report on Canadian government secrecy condemns the government's propensity to invoke national security confidentiality "at the drop of a hat".  The report, produced by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, traces the (sorry) history of an ineffective the Access to Information Act, especially in areas said to raise national security concerns.  A second report, a special report to Parliament from the interim information commissioner, condemns chronic delays in the release of information in response to information requests, an endemic problem as all users of the federal access law know.

I would also refer readers interested in this subject to a 2009 report I prepared for the Institute for Research on Public Policy on secrecy law in national security matters, reproduced below.


Canada's National Security "Complex" -- Forcese