OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Information Commissioner of Canada, Suzanne Legault, will be joining Canadians across the country and her provincial and territorial counterparts to celebrate Right to Know Week.
Right to Know events are designed to raise awareness of a citizen's right to access information and celebrate this fundamental democratic right.
"Information is the DNA of ideas, policies and government actions" said Suzanne Legault, "without the DNA code, one cannot understand how government operates. Canadians must exercise their right to know."
This year, as part of Right to Know Day and Germain-Brière Day on September 28, the Office of the Information Commissioner and the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Civil Law are co-hosting a one-day conference on "The Right to Know". To register, please go to this website.
For more information about the events scheduled in Ottawa and across Canada, you can also visit the official Right to Know Web site at: http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/rtk-dai-eng/default.aspx.
SOURCE: Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
For further information:
Josée Villeneuve Director, Public Affairs
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada