Hi Boys and Girls! It’s Right to Know (some things) Week in Canada. We say “some things” because most activists for Right to Know legislation still support the concept of off-limit topics, such as, say, abortion statistics and information! What a surprise!
With a straight face, they write:
“The purpose of Right to Know (RTK) Week is to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
In 2010, the Canadian RTK Week will take place from September 27 to October 1. This year marks the fifth year that Canadians have celebrated RTK Week, and there are a great number of events planned coast to coast.
Internationally, RTK Day began on September 28, 2002, in Sofia, Bulgaria at an international meeting of access to information advocates who proposed that a day be dedicated to the promotion of freedom of information worldwide. It is now celebrated globally and continues to grow and expand each year, both internationally and within Canada, with more participants and new exciting events being added.”
Sadly, the “celebrations” don’t mention forbidden topics inserted into legislation….could it be the purveyors of “open” government want only THEIR issues available? That would make it Right to Know (only some things) Week….