One of BC’s online political websites, The Tyee, continues with the “Culture of Denial” we have come to expect from the MSM over the last 9 years.
In the article “How to Revive an ‘Eviscerated’ Freedom of Info Act“, writer Andrew MacLeod talks about the presentations made at the 2 day of hearings in BC this past week, but fails to make any mention of ours.
Once again, it is as if there are no voices saying that government should be OPEN on EVERY issue.
The subtitle of the article stated that there were: “…frustrated open government advocates.”
We would advance the idea that their idea of “open government” is in reality, only SOME open government. Because there are certainly subjects they are content to remain closed.
The anti-Ted Gerk bill
The B.C. Liberals team up with the NDP to suppress abortion-related information
The Report Newsmagazine 04-30-2001 by Terry O’Neill
Of all the senior governments in Canada, Prince Edward Island’s is the only one not to have enacted freedom-of-information (FOI) legislation. But while Canada has, for the most part, officially embraced the idea of open and transparent government, the concept has been better in theory than in practice. In fact, the Canadian Association of Journalists maintains ” there are growing concerns about the accessibility of public information in Canada…And many fear the regulatory regime is getting more restrictive every day.”