Office of the Information
and Privacy Commissioner
September 28, 2009
To Know Week 2009
To celebrate Right to
Know Week, the Office of the Information and Privacy
Commissioner will participate in a number of public
events during the week of September 28 to October 2,
along with several other sponsoring organizations.
The purpose of Right to
Know (RTK) Week is to raise awareness about people�s
right to access government information, while promoting
freedom of information as essential to both democracy
and good governance.
In 2009, the Canadian RTK
Week will take place from September 28 to October 2.
This year marks the fourth year that Canadians have
celebrated RTK Week, and there are a great number of
events planned coast to coast, including several in
Newfoundland and Labrador.
Office, along with Canadian Association of Professional
Access and Privacy Administrators (CAPAPA), the Canadian
Bar Association (CBA), College of the North Atlantic
(CNA), and Memorial University of Newfoundland will host
an information booth at the MUN University Centre, 2nd
Floor, on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.
Representatives from the
Commissioner�s Office will also participate in Access to
Information presentations to students, staff and the
general public at two CNA campuses:
- Wednesday, September
30, Stephenville, DSB Fowlow Building, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 1,
Corner Brook, 141 O�Connell Drive, Lecture Theatre,
The goal of RTK Week is
to raise global awareness of individuals� right to
access government information and to promote access to
information as a fundamental human right.
See also Canada�s
national Right to Know website at
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