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Wednesday, May 16 • 17:00 - 17:25
Fixing Canada's Broken Access to Information (ATI) System

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Canada's Access to Information (ATI) system is broken. In a democracy, the people have a right to know how they are governed. Without transparency, democracy withers and dies. The current government has violated their promises and tabled a "reform" bill worse than the status quo. What concrete steps can we take right now to solve this problem?

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J.M. Porup

Cybersecurity Reporter, CSO Online
J.M. Porup is a national security && cybersecurity reporter and newsroom security consultant.He has covered wrongdoing at the NSA, GCHQ, CSE, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in Ars Technica, CSO Online, The Christian Science Monitor, Slate, Motherboard, The Daily Dot, The Kernel... Read More →


Michael Morisy

CoFounder, MuckRock
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Teresa Scassa

Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
My current research focuses on balancing claims to ownership rights in data with the public interest. I also work on privacy and data protection issues. My current projects involve legal issues relating to the scraping of publicly accessible data; data and smart cities; and open data/open... Read More →
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Cara Zwibel

Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
I am a lawyer and program director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). My work focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of peaceful assembly, and democratic rights. I have a particular interest in how private actors are increasingly responsible... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 17:00 - 17:25 EDT
Village Main Stage