Media Democracy Day
Information Rights Week
Governments and Information Policy
Globalization, GATS and the WTO
Rights Week 2002: April 7-13.
The BCLA Information
Policy Committee is pleased to announce three events to
mark Information Rights Week which is celebrated nationally.
As B.C. goes through
a significant political and economic
transition, topics relating to access to information are being discussed
daily in the media, amongst colleagues and in our communities. Mark your
calendar for the following events, and please note two require pre-registration.
1/ Public lecture by David
Loukedelis, B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Commissioner
"Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Restraint"
Monday, April 8th, 7:00 P.M.
Rm. 1600, SFU Harbour Centre
Co-sponsored by B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Free; no registration necessary, but come early as seating is limited.
2/ Public Workshop: "Your
Freedom of Information and Privacy Rights"
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 P.M.
People's Law School
Organized by B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy
Association; co-sponsored by Information Policy Committee, BCLA
Speakers: Stanley Tromp (Research Director, BC FIPA) and Mitch
Anderson (Staff Scientist, Sierra Legal Defense Fund)
This workshop will inform you
of your rights under federal and
provincial legislation; how to make effective applications for general
personal information; how to appeal if results are unsatisfactory; and
offer an update on proposed new private sector privacy
Free; pre-register with
BC FIPA tel. 604-739-9788 or email
3/ Government Publications
annual IRW workshop -- "Access to Legal and Government Information
in the 'new era'"
Friday, April 12th, 2:00
Vancouver Public Library
Central, 7th floor board room
Organized by Government Publications
Speakers: Scott Mackenzie, Public Library Services
Branch; representative from Legislative Library; Nancy Hannum, Chief
Librarian, Legal Resource Centre, Legal Services Society
Free; pre-register with
BCLA Office (tel. 604-683-5354; email
firstname.lastname@example.org); limited seating.
2 - 9 April 2001
Your Rights @ Your Library
Policy Committee will be co-sponsoring two events in Vancouver.
- Update on Access
to Government Information
April 6th 2-4 pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch,
Librarians and others will discuss areas of common concern
including the pricing of BC Statutes and Regulations, and
the BC Depository Library program. There will also be update
from the Legislative Library and a report on citizen access
to government information in the U.S.
Free, but please let BCLA know you will attend by contacting
BCLA Office by phone (683-5354) or email (email@example.com)
Sponsored by the Government Publications Committee, BCLA.
Communications in the Public Interest
April 9th, 6:30 P.M. in the Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver
Public Library, Central Branch
Brief presentations by Penny Goldsmith (Coordinator, PovNet),
Heather Menzies (activist and writer) and Brian Campbell (librarian
and advocate for information equity through libraries and
community networks), will be followed by a chance to talk
informally with these folks and others who have contributed
to a new book "E-commerce vs. E-commons: Communications in
the Public Interest". This book, edited by Marita Moll and
Leslie Regan Shade, has just been published by Canadian Centre
for Policy Alternatives. It offers both informed analysis
and insights by media activists from across Canada. Books
will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.
Free. No registration.
Co-sponsored with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives,
PovNet, and Vancouver Public Library.
For more information
on the Vancouver events, please contact the BCLA Office at 683-5354..
3 - 10 April 2000
22 March - 28
and other details will be posted.
30 March - 6 April
sponsored by the BCLA Information Policy Commitee
21 - 27 April
28 April - 04