Fix broken Access to Information law, public tells federal review

OTTAWA – Civil society groups, journalists and members of the public are telling the federal government it is time to fix Canada’s broken transparency law. Written and oral submissions to a federal review call for expansion of the Access to Information Act, removal of numerous loopholes in the law, strict

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Police seek information after shots fired near Scarborough daycare

Toronto police are appealing for information after shots were fired Friday afternoon outside a Scarborough school, where more than two dozen children were attending daycare. Officers responded to a shooting at Rouge Valley Public School, in the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Kingston Road, just before 2 p.m. Duty

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Respect for personal information must underpin vaccine passports: privacy watchdogs

OTTAWA – Respect for laws and principles governing personal information must guide introduction of proof-of-vaccination certificates that could smooth the transition to post-pandemic life, Canada’s privacy watchdogs warn. A joint statement Wednesday by federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners said “vaccine passports” must comply with applicable privacy laws and incorporate

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