(from Privacy and Access Council of Canada)
In celebration of the 10th annual international Right to Know Week, the Privacy and Access Council of Canada is again coordinating events across Canada to raise awareness, inform and engage citizens in discussion about access to information rights and responsibilities. The theme of this year’s Sunshine Summit will consider “Who’s Defending Your Right to Know?” and will offer a multi-part framework that includes educational materials, events, and the involvement of academic, government, and industry leaders across the country.
We anticipate that the recent coverage questioning government spending and conduct, the growing trend toward “oral government” at both the federal and provincial level, and revelations that the US, Canadian and European governments are engaging in secret surveillance of citizens, will generate much interest in this year's Sunshine Summit.
This year's Calgary Sunshine Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 25th. The full-day Summit includes refreshments and a light lunch, and will conclude with a workshop on how to craft effective FOI applications.
For security reasons pre-registration is required. For more information, see http://www.pacc-ccap.ca.