Category Archives: Access to Information

Civic Election Candidate Responses to RMCLA Questions

The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association asked candidates in the Calgary  2017 civic election five simple questions about privacy, transparency, and access to information issues. Their responses can be seen this downloadable document: Civic Election Survey Responses. Only a few … Continue reading

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National Privacy and Data Governance Congress

RMCLA is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. We encourage you to register for this congress. Dates: from March 30 to April 1, 2016 Location: at the Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Issues End 2015 and Continue into 2016

At the end of 2015, two civil liberites issues persist and will certainly need to be addressed in 2016. Civil Liberties and Anti-Terrorism Legislation Bill C51 has yet to be amended by the new Liberal government. The concerns related to … Continue reading

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Questions about Bill C51: Candidate Answers and Responses

The following are answers to RMCLA questions concenring Bill C51 from various candidates in Alberta’s federal ridings for the upcoming election on Oct. 19th, 2015. The responses have been received as of Oct 18, 2015. The entire set of questions … Continue reading

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Questions Regarding Bill C51

The following questions were sent to all Federal leaders and all candidates in Alberta, representing the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Parties. The questions referred to 2015 changes to the Canadian Security Intelligence Act, Secure Air Travel Act, and Security … Continue reading

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Who’s Defending Your Right to Know?

In celebration of the 10th annual Right to Know Week, Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association and the Privacy and Access Council of Canada are presenting the Calgary Sunshine Summit to raise awareness and generate discussion about access rights and practices. … Continue reading

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Legislation to assist First Nations risks discrimination

Alberta recently introduced the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act to provide the Province with additional funds to balance the amount of public monies granted to assist First Nations and “other identified aboriginal groups”(which have not yet been identified) in planning and … Continue reading

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Potential Premier’s Response to Civil Liberties Issues in Alberta

Potential Premiers of Alberta were given the opportunity to state their position about civil liberties in Alberta by responding to eight questions from the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA). All candidates for leadership of the Progressive Association of Alberta … Continue reading

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Why Albertans should care about access to information and protection of privacy legislation

Recent events in the United Kingdom regarding access to people’s private voicemail and allegations that the police withheld information about the subsequent investigation have really concerned many people. What protections do Albertans have from similar offensive activities? Continue reading

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Do you have a Right to Know about Alberta Health Services?

The queue-jumping scandal in Alberta Health Services highlights the public’s right to know how decisions are made in Alberta’s health care system. For a review on the scandal, see an Alberta Prime Time interview of Mark Ammann of Alberta’s Health … Continue reading

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