CAJ welcomes Nova Scotia move to restore lower FOI fees

    OTTAWA, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists applauds
the new Nova Scotia NDP government for today slashing FOI request fees from
$25 to $5, setting them at the previous rate effective immediately.
    "We've called for just such a reduction for years," says CAJ President
Mary-Agnes Welch. "This will help all citizens ask vital questions to keep
Nova Scotia's government more accountable."

    The Canadian Association of Journalists is a non-profit professional
organization with more than 1,300 members across Canada. The CAJ's key roles
are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional
development for its members.

For further information:

For further information: Fred Vallance-Jones, CAJ director, (902)
402-8202; John Dickins, CAJ executive director, (613) 868-5442

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