Yearly Archives: 2016

Fix Canada’s broken access to information system

2022-11-17T17:12:56-05:00

The deficit of trust between Canada’s voters and its elected officials has never been higher, largely due to a breakdown in the system of accountability. Key to this is the fact that, after years of neglect, Canada’s access to information system is in crisis. The undersigned organisations are calling on the main political parties in Canada to make concrete commitments to reform Canada’s access to information system. A strong access to information system is vital to maintaining a healthy democracy. Elections depend on the ability of individuals to understand how government has performed and the background to policy decisions. Journalists [...]

Fix Canada’s broken access to information system2022-11-17T17:12:56-05:00

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 CAJ Awards!

2022-12-15T16:52:51-05:00

EDMONTON, May 29, 2016 /CNW/ – In a year when Canada’s national media finally awoke to the tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the work by our national public broadcaster set the standard. The CBC News Aboriginal team, supported by others across the CBC News team, are the recipients of the 2015 Don McGillivray Award, given to the top investigative entry into the annual CAJ Awards program at the gala which concluded #CAJ16 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. The elements of the CBC’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women website were among the first to be published, told the stories [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 CAJ Awards!2022-12-15T16:52:51-05:00

Alberta government must reinstate Rebel’s access to the legislature: CAJ

2022-11-17T17:30:54-05:00

OTTAWA, FEB. 17, 2016 — Alberta’s government must abandon its attempt to block journalists’ access to the provincial legislature in Edmonton. The Canadian Association of Journalists reminds every government official who controls access to media lockups and press conferences that they do not control who gets to hold government to account. Recently, Premier Rachel Notley’s director of communications, Cheryl Oates, as well as lawyers from the provincial justice department, unjustly blocked access to the legislature for journalists from Rebel Media, a conservative online news organization headed by Ezra Levant. The National Post’s coverage of the ban on Rebel Media journalists [...]

Alberta government must reinstate Rebel’s access to the legislature: CAJ2022-11-17T17:30:54-05:00
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