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Morning Session: Access to Information – The Challenges
8:45-9:00 Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Olga Ilich , Minister of Labour & Citizens' Services, BC

9:00–9:45

Keynote Address

Why Open Government?
What do we mean by ‘open government' and why is it vital?

David Mitchell, Vice President, University Relations, University of Ottawa; writer, historian and former MLA
9:45–11:00 Panel Discussion

Desperately Seeking Data: Dealing with the Barriers to Access (requester perspectives)


Chair: Mitch Anderson, former Staff Scientist with Sierra Legal Defence Fund
Sara MacIntyre
, BC Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Anne-Marie DeLorey
, Staff Representative, Health Research and Policy, BC Government and Service Employees' Union
Kirk LaPointe, Managing Editor, the Vancouver Sun
Randy Christensen
, staff lawyer, Sierra Legal Defence Fund
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:15 Panel Discussion

The Challenges of Governing in a Fishbowl (government perspectives)

Joyce Murray, Former Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, and former Minister of Management Services, BC
Paul Ramsey, Former Minister of Finance, Minister of Health and Minister of Education, BC
Mel Rothenburger, Editor, Kamloops Daily News; former Mayor of Kamloops

12:15–1:15 Buffet Lunch (Provided)


Afternoon Session: Access to Information – The Solutions
1:15–2:00 Keynote Address

Rethinking Freedom of Information
What was originally intended and where are we today? What's working and not working? Is there a better way forward?

Murray
Rankin, QC , Heenan Blaikie LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Victoria ; former special advisor on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
2:00–3:30 Panel Discussion

Lifting the Curtain – Possible Solutions to the Problems of Access


Chair: Gerald Fahey, Barrister and Solicitor, Epstein Wood; former President, BC Freedom Of Information & Privacy Association
Blair Lekstrom
, MLA, former Chair, Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Geoff Plant
, QC, Heenan Blaikie LLP; former Attorney General of BC
Ann Rees, Instructor, Journalism Program, Kwantlen College
Mel Rothenburger, Editor, Kamloops Daily News; former Mayor of Kamloops
3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion

Views from the Commissioners

David Loukidelis, Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC
Gary Dickson, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan


THE BC INFORMATION SUMMIT

September 29, 2006
The Theatre at UBC Robson Square Campus

Ticket prices:
Early Bird Rates are available until
September 18, 2006.
All rates include
a buffet lunch
.

Organization

$75 (early bird) $90 (regular)

Individual
$55 (early bird) $65 (regular)

Senior/Student
$25 (early bird) $30 (regular)

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