OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Information Commissioner of Canada Suzanne Legault will be joining Canadians across the country and her provincial and territorial counterparts to celebrate the Right to Know Day on September 28, 2012.
Right to Know Day began on September 28, 2002, in Sofia, Bulgaria at an international meeting of access to information advocates who proposed that a day be dedicated to the promotion of freedom of information worldwide.
In Canada, an entire week of activities is organized to raise awareness about citizens' right to access public information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. This year marks the seventh year that Canadians have celebrated the Right to Know Week, and there are a great number of events planned coast to coast.
|What:||Right to Know Day|
| Tweet Chat with Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner
|Date:||September 28, 2012|
|Time:||French tweet chat - 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST|
|English tweet chat - 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST|
The hashtag for the English session will be #RTK and #DAI for the French session. The discussion will be hosted on the official Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada Twitter account.
For more information about the events scheduled in the various regions or to learn how to take part in the Tweet Chat session with the information commissioner, visit the official Right to Know Web site at http://www.righttoknow.ca/.
SOURCE: Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
For further information:
Director, Public Affairs Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada