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Spotlight: Canada | Access to Information

In Canada, nothing good comes from secrecy

Citizens in a contemporary democracy that is fair, transparent and independent should not have to beg government or institutions to access information. It should not take 16 years and a fight at the Supreme Court of Canada to access our information.

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Canada: Importance of press freedom highlighted in Ottawa shooting

In the wake of the 24 October 2014 shooting on Parliament Hill, Canadian media have been lauded for their calm, nuanced coverage of the events. Enabling the media to keep the public informed—and verify or discredit new information as it was released—prevented panic, and ensured people stayed out of active areas.

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