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Right To Know Week 2018

Right to Know Week:  September 24 - 30, 2018

September 28, 2018 is International Right to Know Day.  International Right to Know Day is celebrating it's 16th anniversary.  It had its start in 2002, at a meeting of international access advocates in Sofia, Bulgaria.  They proposed that the date be dedicated to the promotion of access to information worldwide.

The goal of Right to Know Day is to raise global awareness of individuals' right to access government information and to promote access to information as a fundamental right.  Right to Know Day has grown since 2002 and is celebrated around the world in over 40 nations.  Over 80 countries have access to information legislation and more countries are in the process of developing such laws.

Click here to find out more about Right to Know Day internationally

This year, Right to Know Week in Canada will be observed from September 24 - 30, 2018.  This year marks the 13th year Canadians have celebrated international Right to Know Week.  There will be various activities across Canada at the provincial, territorial and federal levels during this week.  Visit the Right to Know website for more information on events across Canada.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia is participating in this worldwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of the right to access information, with a local focus on what it means to those living and working in Nova Scotia.  The Information and Privacy Commissioner has invited the Province of Nova Scotia and all municipalities of Nova Scotia to issue a Proclamation designating September 24 - 30, 2018 as Nova Scotia's Right to Know Week in their respective jurisdictions.

Right to Know Week Events in Nova Scotia:

​September 24 - Mount Saint Vincent University - for MSVU students only

September 25 - Dalhousie University - open to the public!

September 25 - Cape Breton University - open to the public!

September 26 - Acadia University - open to the public!

September 26 - Triva Night! - open to the public!

Proclamations Received:

Municipality of the County of Pictou

Town of Wolfville

Town of Westville

Municipality of the County of Kings

Town of Port Hawkesbury

Municipality of the County of Annapolis

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Town of Shelburne

Town of Antigonish

Town of Bridgewater

Halifax Regional Municipality