BC's Freedom of Information Act, passed in 1992, was designed to make BC's government more open and accountable. Then-Attorney General Colin Gabelman proclaimed, “We want to create a ‘culture of openness' within government so that information is routinely released.”
That was the theory then; what is the reality today? Has FOI really made the government more transparent and accountable? Has it empowered citizens? Is government really more open than it was fourteen years ago?
The first BC Information Summit brings together academics, legal experts, journalists, present and past elected officials and experienced Freedom of Information requesters from every sector of society. Together, they shall explore the challenges and solutions of creating an open government and a free flow of information to the public.
All ticket prices include a buffet lunch and tickets ordered before September 18 can take advantage of the early bird rates.
If you would like to contact us at the BC Information Summit, please call 604.255.1336 or email [email protected].
Official Website: http://www.infosummit.ca/
Added by sarahfelicity on September 9, 2006