Statement from the Commissioner for Right to Know Week

“Right to Know Week raises awareness of the role of freedom of information as a pillar of democracy. The right to access government-held information provides citizens with a window into how their governments are operating, supporting transparency, accountability and civic engagement.

These democratic principles are timeless, but the laws supporting them are not. Modernizing our province’s outdated access and privacy laws to keep pace with technology is long overdue. If we want to continue to uphold the rights of Ontarians, we need the right tools in place.”


Brian Beamish
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario


The IPC will be kicking off Right to Know Week at the Word on the Street Toronto book and magazine festival on Sunday, September 23. Visit our booth with your questions about access and privacy. We’ll also be sharing Right to Know Week information on our social media channels. Like and re-tweet to show your support for access rights.

Visit for details about Right to Know Week events across Canada.


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