New award recognizes outstanding achievement in government secrecy

The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for a new award — Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy. The award will be given annually in each of four categories — federal, provincial, municipal and police services.

If you have met resistance in getting information from a public body, please send us your nomination for a deserving award recipient along with the reasons why it should be chosen. Nominations will be considered by a jury who will select the “winners.” Awards will be presented in the fall at public events in the cities in which each of the recipients is located.

Nominations must be submitted by August 15, 2017. They should be sent to Ange Holmes, Coordinator, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University either by email ( or by mail (350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3). All nominations will be acknowledged and all nominators will be invited to the awards ceremonies.