October 9, 2015

Canada: Release of Government Documents Backlogged

From Postmedia News:

Canada’s Privy Council Office has stopped releasing 30-year-old federal cabinet records on an annual basis, resulting in a seven-year backlog of archival government material.

In the early 1980s, the PCO began transferring cabinet records, declassified after a 30-year holding period, to the National Archives (which became Library and Archives Canada in 2004) where they became publicly available. After an initial document dump that included records dated from 1937 to 1952, the PCO released the records on an annual basis.

After 2008, two years after Prime Minister Stephen Harper was elected, the tradition of annual releases stopped.

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