Wednesday, October 12, 2005

International Media update

Canada FOI
Globe and Mail - Indian Affairs contract attacked for provision prohibiting paper trail
"OTTAWA -- Federal officials are under fire for a $132,000 contract signed with an outside consultant that specifies the firm must leave no paper trail in government offices."

Hill Times - Access Commissioner John Reid produces his own access bill
"Justice Minister Irwin Cotler has been promising a draft government access bill to the House Access to Information Committee, but has so far not delivered. So Access Commissioner John Reid produced his own."

FOI - Antigua
Antigua Sun - Freedom of Information Act proving ineffective
Nearly two months after the announcement of her appointment under the Freedom of Information Act, Millicent David is yet to receive her instruments of appointment as the country's first Information Commissioner.

FOI- Bangladesh
New Nation -Information law to help reduce corruption
""The information act would ensure the accountability of the government and make democracy effective in the country," they felt. National Dialogue on The Role of lawmakers in ensuring Right to Information for All was organised by All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) and WTO, and Manusher Jonno ,an NGO."

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