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Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award Call for Nominations

Ottawa, February 16, 2011 — A call for nominations has been launched for the first-ever Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.

Introduced on September 29 by the federal, provincial and territorial Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners, this award is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of access to information principles. The Grace-Pépin Award is named in recognition of the contributions of John Grace, former Information Commissioner of Canada, and Marcel Pépin, president and founder of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec.

The award recipient will be chosen by a selection committee made up of federal, provincial and territorial experts. The award will be presented for the first time during the International Conference of Access to Information Commissioners being held in Ottawa on October 4–5, 2011. Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2011.

For more information on the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award, visit the section about the award on the official Right to Know Web site at


Media representatives are asked to send their information requests to:

Thérèse Boisclair
Director of Communications