Access to information (ATI) is widely regarded as a fundamentaldemocratic right. Yet in Canada there still exists a struggle betweenthe public’s quest for accountability and our government’sculture of secrecy. Drawing together the perspectives of socialscientists, journalists, and ATI advocates, Brokering Accessexplores the policies and practices surrounding access to informationat the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. This groundbreakingvolume is the first of its kind to promote the idea that ATI should beused as a critical research strategy. It is a vital resource forscholars, policy makers, journalists, and anyone who is concerned aboutaccess to information and its effect on all Canadians.close this panel
Mike Larsen is an instructor in the CriminologyDepartment of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. KevinWalby is an assistant professor of sociology at the Universityof Victoria.
Contributors: Reem Bahdi, Jim Bronskill, AnnCavoukian, Tia Dafnos, Willem de Lint, Gary Dickson, Yavar Hameed,Steve Hewitt, Sean P. Hier, Suzanne Legault, David McKie, JeffreyMonaghan, Justin Piché, Jim Rankin, Ann Rees, Fred Vallance-Jones, andMatthew G. Yeagerclose this panel