Today I testified before Parliament's Standing Committee on the Access to Information Act, Privacy and Ethics.
I explained that, now that newsrooms are cutting back on staff, the ability journalists have to dig deeper into stories afforded by the Act is more vital than ever.
TheRebel.media, for example, has filed hundreds of ATI requests, not just to government departments but to NGOs and other institutions.
In that way, we've broken many stories the rest of the media ignored.
However, I talked about one particularly shocking example of what happened (or, didn't happen) when we filed a request about the questionnaire that Syrian refugees to Canada were reportedly answering.
You can read the story, and see the documents, at Stonewalling.ca