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ATI Revitalization Submission June 2016
Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
- Submission on Revitalizing Access to Information
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- ATI reform brief.pdf
Directors of Claims Research Units from Across Canada
- Submission to Revitalize the ATI Act.pdf
- Evidence for Democracy – Response to access to information revitalization.pdf
Evidence for Democracy
- CHA Memo.pdf
Canadian Historical Association
- Anonymous Detailed Submission.pdf
- S.Tromp submission to TBS review of ATIA.pdf
Centre for Law and Democracy; endorsed by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
- ATI Consultation Submission.pdf
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Centre For Free Expression, Canadian Association of Journalists and Newspapers Canada
- Ernst Detailed Proposal.pdf
Fred Joseph Ernst
- “Freedom” of Information in Canada: Implications for Historical Research.pdf
Note: This submission was originally published as an article in the journal Labour/ Le Travail in 2015
Michel Drapeau, Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law
- Revitalize access to information – Metis Specific.pdf
John Delbert Hamilton
Citizen, Métis Nation of Ontario
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Submitted by Stacy on October 02, 2020 - 1:05 PM
Use some of the millions/billions to introduce psychological services covered by OHIP. So many millions/ billions would ultimately be saved in the long run in health care, crime, mental health (addictions, suicide), and so forth. We need to be allocating resources to mental well-being; interpersonal skills development, self-awareness, trauma healing, emotion regulation, mindfulness, etc. Each human being is impacted in some way by those around them, like a domino effect, emotions and mindset is contagious. Canada would stand out as a unified country by being ahead of the game and focusing on mental health and accessibility to counseling services to all as of equal importance to such accessibility to physical health. Preventive strategies ultimately have more cost benefits and success than does damage control.
Submitted by Galina Grigorieva on April 05, 2020 - 1:29 PM
Good day, In this difficult time, we are all very concerned about the situation developing in our country and around the world. I want to share with you my thoughts / wishes,which, it seems to me, can help in our fight against coronavirus. Perhaps this will help mitigate the impact that the virus is currently causing to our economy. Most countries have declared self-isolation as the main measure to prevent the spread of the virus. It’s absolutely the right tactic that helps save a huge number of lives. Unfortunately this also leads our economy to a global crisis,the consequences of which we now can’t even imagine. No one knows exactly how long our self-isolation will last: one month? Two months? Three months? I suggest looking at the situation from a different perspective. Suppose ALL people are on self-isolation (excluding people who are required to work on duty) in some region. Among these isolated people,there are those who are still healthy, and there are those who may have already had coronavirus. It is already known that in 80% of people the disease is mild,and even sometimes asymptomatic. Thus there can be a huge amount of infected people who have had a mild illness and have already recovered. At present they are all self-isolated and cannot work too, and many of them will receive benefits from the state. They can no longer get infected, they are no longer dangerous to others because they already have antibodies that protect them.Then why should they stay home? These people theoretically could already go to work and be useful to society. There remains one task: IT IS NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY ALL PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY HAD CORONAVIRUS AND HAD ALREADY RECOVERED,THAT IS TO CARRY OUT TESTS AT THE WHOLE POPULATION TO FIND OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE IMMUNE TO VIRUS. Those people who will be found recovered and who will feel good can return to work. Or, if this is not possible for any reason, they can be temporarily sent where there is an urgent need in the workforce. Thus, people will gradually go out of isolation and return to normal life.Testing the population for antibodies may need to be repeated, because more unaffected people will get ill and will recover with the time. Perhaps antibody testing will be conveniently carried out at home so as not to collect people in large groups and not expose them to the risk of infection. This can be done by people who have already come out of self-isolation, who cannot be infected or infect others. So, I propose to add following measures to the ones already in place: - Collect information not only about infected and deceased, but also about successfully recovered people. People who did not have symptoms of the disease and did not pass the coronovirus test should also take an antibody test. Perhaps they have already been ill in a mild form and can already come out of self-isolation. - Give out passes to people who have recovered to confirm their status, which will allow them to move around in restricted regions, comeback to normal life. Once again, I want to emphasize that the most difficult thing in this project is the general testing for antibodies of the entire population. But this is theoretically feasible and, in my opinion, this is a possible solution to the difficult situation in which we all now find ourselves.
Thank you for your time in reading my message. We all agree with the measures you are taking to combat the virus,and we are confident that together we will deal with this problem.
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