Government Transparency: So far Justin Trudeau has my vote

I tend to be very ‘left leaning’ and haven’t always been a big fan of the Liberals, but for the last year or so Justin Trudeau has continued to shine while Thomas Mulcair seems primarily interested in Thomas Mulcair. I have been apprehensive about Mulcair from the start and his recent actions haven’t eased my…

Elections offer a chance to improve government transparency and accountability

It is a good time to be a political junkie. I’m a dual (US/Canadian) citizen and the next three years will feature almost constant elections. 2014 will bring local elections here in Oshawa, Ontario as well as Congressional elections in the US. 2015 will bring federal elections in Canada and 2016 will bring the US…

Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches :: Crowdsourcing Funding for Transparency and Investigative Journalism

Once upon a time, the media served as a watchdog on government and corporate interests on behalf of the public. The practiced investigative journalism, challenged those in power and at times were willing to put themselves at risk all in the name of the publics right to know. Media companies considered it a responsibility, it…

Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches :: Crowdsourcing Funding for Transparency and Investigative Journalism

Once upon a time, the media served as a watchdog on government and corporate interests on behalf of the public. The practiced investigative journalism, challenged those in power and at times were willing to put themselves at risk all in the name of the publics right to know. Media companies considered it a responsibility, it…