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  • September 30, 2003
  • Miss Scott informed JIS News that the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport was the first Ministry to set up an Access to Information Unit, and that the other agencies were slated to follow suit.

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    The Access to Information Act is meant to provide members of the public with greater access to information about State agencies.

  • September 29, 2003
  • However, by the end of October, all this will change, as seven Government entities will be mandated under the Access to Information Act to supply information to the public.

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    The implementation of the Access to Information (ATI) Act was to take effect on October 1, but the date has been pushed back to allow for the ATI Regulations to be passed by both Houses of Parliament.

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    Our Ministry has been working feverishly to meet the deadline for the Access to Information Act.

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    We are looking forward to the implementation of the Access to Information Act and we will invite the public to come in and ask for information, she says.

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    Diane Young, Public Education Manager at the Access to Information Unit says that at a date to be announced in October, seven entities will be obliged to provide the public with information held in documents that they request on ATI application.

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    Miss Young explains that the implementation of the Act would take some time, pointing out that, what we find on an international level (is that) implementing Access to Information legislation is not an easy process and others have had teething pains and we expect to have them too but we have been learning from their experiences so that our pain will not be unbearable.

  • August 17, 1951
  • He later worked with the Canadian Government as senior advisor on Access to Information and Privacy in the office of the President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

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