Definitions for "Access to Information Act"
Keywords:  atia, goc, canadian, canada, citizens
Access to Information Act (ATIA) is the act that extends the present laws of Canada and provides access to information under the control of the Government of Canada (GoC).
A law that gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada the right to examine or obtain copies of records held by federal government institutions (including the Canada Council for the Arts).
Access to Information Act 1983 or Information Act is a Canadian act providing the right of access to information under the control of a government institution is within the accordance of the principles that government information should be available to the public, but with necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited and specific. Decisions on the disclosure of any government information should always be reviewed independently of government.