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Canada’s information and privacy commissioners meet in Whitehorse: Call for greater openness and transparency in government

WHITEHORSE, YK– Canada’s information commissioners and ombudsmen representing federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions will hold a media availability to discuss their joint resolution about the importance of governments sharing information with the public in more accessible, open formats.

The Open Government Resolution will be issued during the annual meeting of Canada’s information and privacy commissioners and ombudspeople, hosted this year by the Ombudsman and Information and Privacy Commissioner for Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Tracy-Anne McPhee. The Open Government Resolution and news release will be available, distributed via newswire and posted online, at 8:30 a.m. (PDT) September 1, 2010.

The commissioners and ombudspeople will be available for interviews on this issue during a media availability (details below).

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Old Fire Hall
1105 First Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Media Availability – 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. (PDT)

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To participate in the media availability or arrange an interview, contact:

Heather Ormerod
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Telephone in Whitehorse (August 31 – September 2): (867) 668-8170

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