A democracy think-tank chose this Ontario city as

2022-04-05
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A democracy think-tank chose this Ontario city as the 'most secretive' in Canada | CBC News - Today News Post Today News || UK News

A Toronto-based democracy think-tank has given?Stratford, Ont., city council the dubious honour of being Canada’s “most secretive”The seven-day rolling average o?municipality in 2021, citing lack of transparency and feeble public reporting on the Xinyi Glass controversy.?

There’s a real problem with openness, and transparency and respect for the public.– Jim Turk, director, Centre for Free Expression

The annual?awards by?the Centre for Free Expression (CFE) include categories for federal, provincial, municipal governments and police services.

The prizes?are meant to be a tongue-in-cheek way of drawing?attention to government organizations that the CFE says endeavour to hide information the public has a right to access under the law.?

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