Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Canada FOI

"Cheating on the exam" - Toronto Star, June 22, 2005
By Al Roberts

"Information Commissioner John Reid's annual report on the Access to Information Act, released earlier this month, provides a thorough indictment of the "culture of secrecy" within the federal government. But there was one bright spot, Reid said: Overall, problems of delay in processing information requests were clearing up.

Unfortunately, the delay statistics are misleading. In large part, departments have simply learned how to use the law to create the impression that delays have been eliminated."

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