Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award: Call for Nominations!

Ottawa , June 24, 2013 — The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada has launched a call for nominations in lieu of the third annual Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.

Introduced on September 29, 2010 by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada in collaboration with its provincial and territorial counterparts, the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award is presented in memory of John Grace (1927-2009) and Marcel Pépin (1941-1999), two public figures who contributed significantly to the development and promotion of access to information principles in Canada.

Award recipients should demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the promotion and support of the principles of transparency, accountability and the public’s right to access information held by public institutions. In this way, the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award will continue the efforts of these two great men to promote the right to know.

The 2013 award recipient will be chosen by a selection committee made up of federal, provincial, and territorial access to information experts. This year, the award will be presented during the Right to Know Week – September 23 to 28. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2013.

To learn more about previous recipients, the award history and how to submit a nomination, please visit the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada website: http://www.righttoknow.ca/.

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For media inquiries please contact:

Josée Villeneuve
Director, Public Affairs – Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Tel: (613) 947-2223; Email: josee.villeneuve@oic-ci.gc.ca