The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics invited Mark Weiler (Laurier's Web and User Experience Librarian) to be a witness to provide testimony on reforms to the Access to Information Act.
On April 21st, 2016 Mark presented as an individual from the perspective of how to make the Access to Information Act more user-friendly.
2016 is the 250th anniversary of Sweden passing the world’s first freedom of information legislation.
Audio from the session can be heard here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ETHI/Meetings
In previous days, the Committee heard testimony from a wide range of national and international thought leaders, including the Ambassador to Canada of Sweden, the executive director of the Centre for Law and Democracy and the Information Commissioner of Canada.
The Library would like to congratulations to Mark on his contribution to this important discussion.