How to get involved

We are soliciting your input and advice on many recurring issues which raise a fair share of questions with regard to the Access to Information Act. These issues deal with all aspects of the access to information program, such as coverage of the Act, exemptions and exclusions, powers of the Information Commissioner and so on.

As citizens, you can play a role in the ongoing dialogue about how to keep Canada’s access to information regime relevant and effective. In order to provide informed and objective advice to Parliament about Canada’s access to information regime, we encourage you to share your views on some of the questions posed in this open dialogue or on other issues that concern you. 

Please submit your comments electronically by visiting the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada at http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/eng/modernization-atia_2012_general-questions-questions-generales.aspx. The dialogue started on Right to Know Day (September 28, 2012) and will continue until January 31, 2013 (new deadline). 

You can also provide your comments

  • Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
    c/o Open Dialogue
    112 Kent, 7th floor
    Ottawa ON K1A 1H3

All submissions will be made available on the website, unless you ask that the information remains unpublished. However, please take note that the Office of the Information Commissioner is subject to the Access to Information Act. All information submitted to the OIC during the open dialogue can be subject of an access request.

It may take up to 48 hours for your comments and/or documents to appear on the website.