Yearly Archives: 2017

Canada’s most secretive provincial ministry: Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure

2022-10-18T17:21:59-04:00

TORONTO / Nov. 29 / CNW — The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of provincial government ministries and agencies.  The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to call public attention to government departments and agencies that put extra effort into denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access to information [...]

Canada’s most secretive provincial ministry: Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure2022-10-18T17:21:59-04:00

RCMP named Canada’s most secretive law enforcement agency

2022-11-17T16:30:12-05:00

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of law enforcement agencies. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have joined forces to expand an award that the CAJ has for almost 20 years handed out to government departments, agencies or public bodies that put extra effort into keeping information from reaching public attention. The awards jury, which comprised representatives [...]

RCMP named Canada’s most secretive law enforcement agency2022-11-17T16:30:12-05:00

Canada’s most secretive local government agency: Toronto Hydro

2022-11-17T16:29:18-05:00

TORONTO / Oct. 24 / CNW — Toronto Hydro is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of local government departments and agencies. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have joined forces to expand an award that the CAJ has for almost 20 years handed out to government departments, agencies or public bodies that put that extra bit of elbow grease into keeping any sunlight from reaching public attention. The awards [...]

Canada’s most secretive local government agency: Toronto Hydro2022-11-17T16:29:18-05:00

Canada’s most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada

2022-10-18T17:08:54-04:00

OTTAWA / Oct. 18 / CNW — Ottawa's point-man on access-to-information reform, Treasury Board President Scott Brison, is this year's first recipient of the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy won by the Treasury Board of Canada, which he heads. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have joined forces to expand an award that the CAJ has for almost 20 years handed out to government departments, agencies or public bodies that put that extra bit of elbow grease into keeping any [...]

Canada’s most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada2022-10-18T17:08:54-04:00

‘Congratulations’ to Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal!

2022-10-18T17:08:13-04:00

OTTAWA, April 30, 2017 /CNW/ – The most secretive government department in Canada, as “honoured” by the Canadian Association of Journalists at its annual awards gala at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel on April 29, is Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal. The winning nomination for this year’s Code of Silence award came from Larry Cornies of the London Free Press, whose reporting on the aftermath of a costly fire, and a lack of transparency on the part of the London Fire Department and provincial Fire Marshal’s office, demonstrated a clear pattern of secrecy. After a fire on June 30, 2016, [...]

‘Congratulations’ to Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal!2022-10-18T17:08:13-04:00

Congratulations to the 2016 CAJ Awards Winners!

2022-12-15T16:56:07-05:00

OTTAWA, April 30, 2017 /CNW/ – A front-line presentation of Fentanyl’s impact in Vancouver has been awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray Award. The Don McGillivray Award is presented to the piece submitted to the CAJ’s annual awards program that a panel of judges felt best exemplified the top investigative journalism completed by Canadian media in the 2016 calendar year. Candidates for this award were drawn from the seven recipients of the CAJ Awards’ investigative categories. Travis Lupick and Amanda Siebert of the Georgia Straight won the 2016 McGillivray Award, for their work showcasing the impact this dangerous [...]

Congratulations to the 2016 CAJ Awards Winners!2022-12-15T16:56:07-05:00
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