Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IRONY: GOV TO CELEBRATE RIGHT TO KNOW WEEK



Right to Know (RTK) Week - September 24 to 28

 

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.
2012 marks the seventh year that Canadians have celebrated RTK Week, and a decade of celebrating RTK Day (September 28).

As part of the provincial events planned for RTK Week 2012, the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner offers some facts about the history of the event, and freedom of and access to information.

 

 

Did You Know?

  • Since 2002, the popularity and scope of RTK Day has grown immensely and celebrations now include more than 60 non-governmental organizations and information commissions/commissioners.
  • RTK Day is now celebrated in over 40 nations worldwide.
  • Activities in this province include an open house for ATIPPA coordinators, presentations on timely issues in access to information to interested groups, a university information fair, and the launching of the 3rd Annual RTK Week Essay Competition open to secondary and post-secondary students.
Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner

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