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Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award Call for Nominations Ending Soon!

Ottawa, June 15, 2011 - The call for nominations for the first Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award will be ending soon. Individuals, groups and organizations who have contributed in a significant way to promoting and supporting the principles of transparency, accountability and the public's right to access government information are invited to submit their nomination package before July 1st, 2011.

The prestigious award will be presented for the first time during the International Conference of Information Commissioners being held in Ottawa on October 4-5, 2011.

The Grace-Pépin Award was introduced on September 29 by the federal, provincial and territorial Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners. Presented in memory 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 recognizes those who promote access to information principles in Canada.

For more information on the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award, visit the official Right to Know Web site at http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/rtk-dai-eng/a-propos-grace-pepin-about.aspx.

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