CFE urged the Commission to act on the testimony of expert panels and witnesses that there is an immense public interest in transparency regarding foreign interference. "The Commission cannot defer to the Government of Canada’s conclusions on what can and cannot be disclosed [but must] be prepared to seek recourse in Federal Court on an expedited basis" in the event the Government attempts to overly restrict public access to essential documents about foreign interference.
The video of the presentation by CFE Senior Fellows David Hutton and Ian Bron, and accompanying submissions [Briefing Note on Bill C-290, a detailed Written Assessment of Bill C-290, an Evaluation of the Effects of Bill C-290’s proposed changes to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act and CFE’s Evaluation Criteria for Protection of Whistleblowers: A guide for legislation and policy] are available by clicking the above link.
Representatives of the Centre for Free Expression Whistleblowing Initiatives made a presentation to the Alberta Legislature’s Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship as part of its review of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. A copy of the presentation, the accompanying PowerPoint slides, CFEWI Criteria for Evaluating the Protection of Whistleblowers, and CFEWI Evaluation of Alberta’s current Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act are available at the links below.