January 2, 2005

Access to Information Act

While, I have begun my first ever Access to Information Act request. The act seems simple enough and the information I needed for my request was easily available online. Now, I just have to wait for Wednesday when the Post Office opens on campus, get a five-dollar money order to The Receiver General of Canada and send my request to Ottawa via registered mail. Too simple.

I am pretty sure that I am going to have one hell of a fight on my hands to get the information that I am entitled to under the Act but I am sure that I will eventually get it. Of course, there are always consquences to exercising one’s rights in this country. At the very least, this is a good lesson for me in the mechanisms of the Government.