January 28, 2022

Canada: “Ottawa Censors Majority of Access to Information Requests”

From The Star (Toronto):

Federal agencies censored the majority of government records requested under the Access to Information Act last year, a Star analysis of tens of thousands of requests shows.

Out of 28,000 requests filed between June 2013 and July 2014, only 21 per cent were returned free of redactions, according to data obtained from the government’s open information portal. Fifty-seven per cent were censored in some way.

The government said it could not find records 18 per cent of the time.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.