CNA Freedom of Information Audit Finds Federal Performance Poor

The Canadian Newspaper Association has published its fifth annual Freedom of Information Audit, citing poor performance by the federal government in releasing information while noting an over-all improvement in the speed of responses to information requests. The addition of more municipalities to the audit – which was substantially expanded this year – partly accounted for this improvement, the CNA said.

The audit team sent a total of 315 freedom of information requests to 11 federal departments
and crown corporations, 39 municipalities, departments and ministries of
10 provinces and the Yukon and 10 universities.

The full report is available from the Canadian Newspaper Association website.