OTTAWA, May 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is
disappointed by Friday's Supreme Court decision that ruled against
extending access to information laws to the Prime Minister and cabinet.
The case revolved around control over ministerial documents, including
the daily calendar of former prime minister Jean Chrétien. The high
court ruled that the statute on access-to-information covered
government institutions, not politicians.
"This case could have offered Canadians more of a glimpse into the
workings of their elected government," said CAJ President Mary Agnes
Welch. "It speaks to the limits imposed by access to information
Along with several other media organisations, the CAJ intervened in the
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing more than 800 members across
the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality
professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Mary Agnes Welch, CAJ president, cell (204) 470-8862
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