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Information 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 and
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
[email protected]

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 Committee, BCLA
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
[email protected]); limited seating.


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2 - 9 April 2001

Your Information, Your Rights @ Your Library

BCLA's Information 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, 7th floor
    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 protected])
    Sponsored by the Government Publications Committee, BCLA

  • E-commons: 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..


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3 - 10 April 2000

Link to Brochure 2000

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22 March - 28 March 1999

  • Announcement/Introduction
  • Event information and other details will be posted.

    Link to Poster 99

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    30 March - 6 April 1998

    Events sponsored by the BCLA Information Policy Commitee

    Link to Poster 98

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    21 - 27 April 1997

    Link to Large Poster

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    28 April - 04 May

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