We fought for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 1999, and now we stand to lose it. Instead of strengthening legislation which empowers our citizens while promoting accountability and transparency, our leaders are choosing to weaken and/or prevent public access to information.
Why would the Rowley administration do that? Freedom of information is a tool which helps to prevent underhand, improper or get-rich schemes by ensuring public oversight. What could be the possible national advantage of secrecy?