Save CAIRS

The Canadian Federal Government has quietly killed the Co-ordinated Access to Information Requests system. The system had served to make the government more open. With the death of CAIRS, the federal Conservatives have shut the door on transparency and accountability. We want the government to know how important it is for our democracy that the CAIRS system is maintained and improved. Access to information is absolutely vital to holding our governments accountable and the loss of CAIRS is a step backwards that CANADIANS DO NOT WANT. Keep Canada strong, accountable, and transparent. CAIRS must stay intact!

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As Canadians we often take for granted free speech and access to information. Tiny seemingly insignificant erosions to these things we take for granted can have devastating impacts on our lives. We must do all we can to stop the wall that is forming around our government.

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/05/02/cairs.html http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080503/ati_registry_080503/20080503hub=Politics http://www.onlinedemocracy.ca/CAIRS/CAIA-OD.htm

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    Keith Race, Canada

    11 months ago Comments: I was incredibly disheartened to learn that the CAIRS database was removed from public access. This is a clear example of personal/political interests damaging our democratic institution. The database is a public good and removing it from the public sphere, squirreling it away to private government networks, is antithetical to healthy democracy. Without information about our democratic institution's workings we can not have an informed public.
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    Keith Race, Canada

    11 months ago Comments: I was incredibly disheartened to learn that the CAIRS database was removed from public access. This is a clear example of personal/political interests damaging our democratic institution. The database is a public good and removing it from the public sphere, squirreling it away to private government networks, is antithetical to healthy democracy. Without information about our democratic institution's workings we can not have an informed public.
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    Adobe OEM Software, Ukraine

    3 years ago Comments: YsS1DT Thanks for the post.
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