TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ -
Who: Centre for Free Expression, Canadian Association of Journalists, News Media Canada, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
What: Presentation of an award for Canada's most secretive municipal government's "achievements" in avoiding openness and transparency
Where: Mahtay Cafe and Lounge, 241 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario
When: Oct. 15, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.
Why: The purpose of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy is to highlight the enduring culture of secrecy across all levels of government in Canada.
About the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy
For more than a decade, the Canadian Association of Journalists handed out its Code of Silence award to the single government department, agency or public body that put that extra bit of elbow grease into keeping any sunlight from reaching the public's business. Previous winners include a former prime minister's office, omnibus government legislation and Canada's "financial intelligence unit." In 2017, four press-freedom groups expanded the award, which is now handed out to the most secretive federal, provincial and municipal bodies across Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information: James L. Turk, Centre for Free Expression, Telephone: (613) 277-0488, E-mail: email@example.com