Thursday, September 27, 2007

Our fearless leader, Darce Fardy will be speaking with CJCH's Rick Howe on the Hotline.Oct 1 2007 between 11 to 11:30 amListen live on the web just tune in the old fashioned way :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wanted: Feedback on restoring the ballot-box to its former glory

Democracy 250, a non-partisan body unanimously supported by the Nova Scotia legislature, is planning next year's celebrations. But more than just celebrate this important national milestone, Democracy 250 wants to generate a greater understanding of how democracy positively influences our lives and why voting is so important. Our schools will be a focal point for discussions, but it is a discussion we encourage all Nova Scotians to participate in.

We welcome your input:
Former premiers John Hamm and Russell MacLellan are co-chairs of Democracy 250.

Note: Democracy 250 is not currently associated with RTKNS but we certainly welcome their efforts to enhance the democratic experience in Nova Scotia. - Greg Pemberton

Democracy 250 Act - An Act to Celebrate the 250th Anniversaryof Democracy in Nova Scotia

The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.Government House Leader
First Reading: April 13, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: April 13, 2007
Third Reading: April 13, 2007
Royal Assent: April 13, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

We're trying something new. After a suggestion from a SIMSA student at their Orientation Week Associations Display last week (see previous post), RTKNS now has a Facebook presence.(I draw the line at Second Life though ;) . We'll figure out how to incorporate this media into our portfolio as we go, so bear with us.

Check us out at or just search for Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia in Facebook.

RTKNS Web Admin

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dalhousie School of Information Management Orientation Week - Associations Display

Indranil (see centre of photo above) and I had a good time at the Dalhousie School of Information Management Orientation Week Associations Display. We met and talked with the students. Some of them signed as members on with the Coalition on the spot.

We set up shop next to Carla Heggie of CAPAPA (Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators) who was also there to spread the word and recruit. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Student Group of Dalhousie University also attended .

Thanks to Steven Vincenzo Gibson Vice-Chair (Academic) of SIMSA (School of Information Management Student Association) for inviting the Coalition to Participate.

Greg Pemberton
RTKNS Web Admin

Right to Know Week Forum

King's (Alumni Hall) on October 4 from 7 to 10 pm

In honour of the national Right to Know Week, the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia (RTKNS) will be hosting a public forum at King's (Alumni Hall) on October 4 from 7 to 10 pm.

On the program:

- Deputy Chief Chris MacNeil on what the public has a right to know about police activities and what it does not have a right to know.

- Former DM Justice Doug Keefe discusses openness in government.

- MLAs will be questioned by a panel of journalism students

- And Dulcie McCallum the new Review Officer will speak on privacy protection in the FOIPOP Act.

All are welcome to attend. Hope you can make it.

Darce Fardy
Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia
(902) 422-1481

For other Right to Know Week events, check the NS FOIPOP Review Office site for the latest details:

Cheers, Greg Pemberton (RTKNS Web Admin)