#326 While We Weren’t Looking

May 17, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on anything else.

#246 Come From Huawei

January 22, 2020

What was up with those “protesters” outside Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing? And could monarchical migration have an impact on privacy in Canadian media?

The Liberals’ New Freedom-Of-Information Bill Is Garbage

October 23, 2017

Somehow, the government appears to have found a way to make the system even worse.

CANADALAND Take on Newfoundland ATIP Reform Technically Right, Spectacularly Wrong

November 25, 2015

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.

How a Politician’s Childhood Helped Shape Freedom of Information Reform

November 25, 2015

Read our follow-up to this piece here. True, north, strong and free, Canada is worse at releasing public information than Mexico, Russia or Nigeria. We’re ranked 59 out of 102 countries, according to global access-to-information ratings by the Centre for Law and Democracy. Only two points separate Canada from Afghanistan. We’re so bad at this that … Continued

Police in Western Canada Don’t Collect, Release Racial Data

November 25, 2015

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

SHORT CUTS – Liberal Leaks/Newfoundland Goof/Furlong’s Comeback

November 25, 2015

Rosemary Barton states incorrect facts about Trudeau’s refugee plan. Parliament Hill journos attempt to get into the ring with Cabinet Ministers but the Ministers are on another floor. CANADALAND gets NFLD’s ATIP reform “spectacularly wrong.” The National Post passes judgement on Furlong’s accusers without actually speaking to the accusers. CANADALAND publishes their affidavits. Buzzfeed’s Paul McLeod discusses.

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