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News Releases and Communications

  1. Solicitor-Client Privilege Claims - News Release of a joint resolution of the federal, provincial and territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons, October 18, 2017, calling on their respective governments to safeguard independent review of solicitor-client privilege claims.

  2. On October 5, 2017, Commissioner Rose presented her recommendations for amendments to the FOIPP Act to the Standing Committee on Communities, Land and Environment, which began a legislative review in fall 2017. A transcript of the meeting is available on the Legislative Assembly's website here. The Commissioner also presented some notes on a PowerPoint slide deck, which are here, and a report explaining her recommendations.

  3. On March 14, 2017, Commissioner Rose presented an overview of the FOIPP Act to the Standing Committee on Communities, Land and Environment in preparation for a legislative review. A transcript of the meeting is available on the Legislative Assembly's website here. The Commissioner also presented some notes on a PowerPoint slide deck, which are here.

  4. Duty to Document, News Release of a joint resolution of the federal, provincial and territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons, January 25, 2016, calling on their respective governments to create a legislated duty requiring public entities to document matters related to their deliberations, actions and decisions.

  5. Letter to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security about Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, Letter dated March 4, 2015, to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security from provincial and territorial privacy commissioners of Canada expressing deep concern about the far reaching implications of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, for the fundamental rights of Canadians.

  6. The Era of Digital Government, News Release of a joint resolution of the federal, provincial and territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons, November 14, 2014, Ottawa, ON, urging the federal, provincial and territorial governments to review and modernize their information management practices for digital era.

  7. Open Letter from Commissioner on the Proposed Health Information Act, Response from the Information and Privacy Commissioner, March 15, 2014, to the consultation paper of the Department of Health and Wellness, which proposes new legislation to govern the collection, use and discloure of personal health information on Prince Edward Island.

  8. National Security and Law Enforcement Measures, News Release from the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Privacy and Information Commissioners and Ombudspeople, Ottawa, ON, October 29, 2013, calling on the federal government to ensure that effective oversight be included in any legislation that establishes additional powers for intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

  9. Modernizing Access and Privacy Laws for the 21st Century, News Release and Resolution from the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspeople, Vancouver, BC, October 9, 2013.

  10. PM announces new measures to make Government data more accessible to Canadians, News Release from the Office of the Prime Minister on June 18, 2013, announcing the adoption of the Open Data Charter with other G-8 countries, committing Canada to the proactive release of more data via a comprehensive online registry of data holdings.

  11. Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award: Call for Nominations, News Release from the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada calling for nominations to those who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of access to information principles.  The award will be presented during this year's national 2013 Right to Know Week, starting September 23, 2013. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2013.

  12. Perimeter Security: Privacy commissioners urge transparency and respect for Canadian privacy standards, News Release from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announcing a joint resolution of the federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners and calling on the federal government to take all steps necessary to ensure the standards and values behind Canadian privacy laws are not diminished as programs to fulfill the Canada-US perimeter security action plan are developed.

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