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In June, The Liberal government introduced Bill C-58 to amend the Access to Information Act, which hasn’t been updated since its introduction in 1983.

There are some positive changes in the bill, including a regular five-year review to the act, and new powers for the Information Commissioner to compel governments to release requested information.

Despite these improvements, the bill falls significantly short of the Liberal’s campaign promises and introduces some troubling new authority for departments to deny requests.

Here's a summary of our first #cdnscichat with 2 researchers from PEARL! Read on to hear their answers to our questions from the Polar Vortex to government funding issues to what they eat at the lab!

 

We're hosting events in August. Join us for some socializing and science advocacy this summer!

The deadline to submit a pre-budget brief for Finance Committee consultations is August 4. Learn how you can participate in the pre-budget process. 

The BC Liberals, NDP, and Green Party respond to questions about science, the environment, and other issues.