Canada was one of the first countries in the world to enact Access to Information legislation, to ensure that Parliament, civil society and the media can hold the government accountable. But Canada's Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, argues that Canada is falling behind in making information freely available, and that our democracy is suffering as a result.
Wednesdays with @Kady returns from the summer hiatus just in time to celebrate Right To Know Week with Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault.
Suzanne Legault has served as Canada's Information Commissioner for the last three years, but has been with the office since 2007. She began her public service career at Competition Bureau, where she eventually rose to the rank of assistant deputy commissioner. Before that, she worked as both a criminal defence lawyer and a Crown prosecutor.
Legault has fought tirelessly to carry the banner of transparency into the darkest recesses of the federal government, going to battle with bureaucrats, political staffers and even the CBC.
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