On matters of surveillance, source protection, and access to information, there are concrete things the government could be doing but isn’t.
Freelancer Matt Braga joins Jesse to talk about Pokémon Go and the state of investigative journalism in Canada.
Soon, reporters and the pubic may be able to request police records in Saskatchewan, according to proposed changes [PDF] to the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) legislation. Right now Saskatchewan police are not subject to FOIP, which is what led to reporters collecting data on racial profiling themselves instead of relying on … Continued
On Friday, CANADALAND published a story headlined “How a Politician’s Childhood Helped Shape Freedom of Information Reform” and political geeks in Newfoundland and Labrador flipped out.
Individually, nearly every piece of information in reporter Jacob Boon’s story is correct.
Unfortunately, taken as a whole, the story is spectacularly wrong.
One evening in December 2014, Simon Ash-Moccasin, an Indigenous playwright, actor and activist, was walking home through inner city Regina when he was stopped by police officers. After refusing to tell them where he was going (“I didn’t have to tell him where I was going because I know my rights,” he later wrote), he … Continued
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