Stephen Harper has just shut down the Co-ordinated Access to Information Requests system site. The CBC blog about it is overwhelmingly expressing alarm. Here is a petition you can sign calling for CAIRS to be brought back http://www.ipetitions.com
Write a letter to your MP and MLA demanding that CAIRS be re-established. It cost $50,000 a year to operate, a small price to pay for government transparency. It provides invaluable information to organizations and researchers allowing them to see what the government has been doing behind closed doors.
Please sign the petition write a letter and call in to your local radio shows to raise this issue. Forward this letter to your contacts ASAP.
The Canadian Federal Government has quietly killed the Co-ordinated Access to Information Requests system. The system had served to make the government more open. With the death of CAIRS, the federal Conservatives have shut the door on transparency and accountability.
We want the government to know how important it is for our democracy that the CAIRS system is maintained and improved. Access to information is absolutely vital to holding our governments accountable and the loss of CAIRS is a step backwards that CANADIANS DO NOT WANT.
Keep Canada strong, accountable, and transparent.
CAIRS must stay intact!