No Accountability without Transparency

The Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) is the voice of Canada’s daily newspaper industry, representing 81 daily newspapers published across Canada in English, French and Chinese, with daily paid circulations ranging from several thousand to several hundred thousand.

Canada’s daily newspapers provide news and information to over 12 million Canadian adults, and are recognized as being without equal in the Canadian media spectrum for the quality and quantity of news, insight, commentary, and in-depth investigative reporting to be found on their pages.

The CNA promotes the positive reputation of newspapers as an essential medium that benefits all Canadians, and as an effective vehicle for advertisers. The CNA is a vigorous champion of journalistic freedom and democratic reform and is a valued source of industry information, trends and best practices.

This submission provides the CNA’s commentary and recommendations regarding the freedom of information impact of amendments to the Access to Information Act (ATIA) contained in C-2, the Federal Accountability Act (FAA).