The death of CAIRS

CAIR’s passing will be mourned by regular visitors to the CAIRS online data base,
currently managed by David McKie. Originally viewed as a threat to access, the Coordination
of Access to Information Requests System became a pool of story ideas and
sources for enterprising journos. Beyond our own journalistic interests, the decision to kill CAIRS raises bigger questions about a government that came to
power boasting promises of greater transparency.