Canadian Research Grant on Right To Know Law

It is welcome news that Canadian Journalists for Free Expression ( has awarded its 2016-17 Bob Carty Free Expression Fellowship to accomplished recipient Mark Bourrie.

The grant will serve the public interest by facilitating research on the legal and constitutional basis of the public’s right to know.  Advocates will be provided with “a foundational argument, based in history and law, of the right of the public to accurate and sound information”; thus, according to Executive Director Tom Henheffer, “enhancing the democratic process and Canadians’ ability to hold elected officials accountable.”