Each year during the last week of September, approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations celebrate Right to Know Week. The purpose of Right to Know Week is to raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.
This year, community partners in Nova Scotia are collaborating to host a lively panel discussion about Nova Scotians’ Right to Know. Sponsored by the University of King’s College, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, the Centre for Law and Democracy and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, join us to hear four experts share ideas about how to improve our freedom of information laws for future generations. Find out more about Right to Know Day internationally.
Graham Steele, Professor of Business Law, Dalhousie University, Author, former MLA and former Cabinet Minister
Laura Notess, Legal Officer, Centre for Law and Democracy
Michael Karanicolas, President, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, Wikimedia Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Janet Burt-Gerrans, Senior Investigator, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia
Moderated by Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus of Law, Dalhousie University