A "How-to Guide to Canada's Access to Information Act"

I'm putting in a bunch of Access to Information (ATIP) requests to the Canadian government today and I thought I would chronicle how exactly someone goes about doing it for anyone who may be interested in submitting their own ATIP request.

Accessing the information that every Canadian has a right to is quite easy, if you know where to look on the government's website - which, of course, is the trick, finding the information you need on the government's website.

They don't exactly make it easy, so I have provided below a simple A to Z process with the links you'll need to do your own ATIP request. I've also included a real example of an ATIP request I am submitting today to Environment Canada.

UFO's Against GHG's

Wow, Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sure has reach! Here's more photos.

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Arctic Tipping Point?

Scientists are suggesting that the Arctic thaw may have reached its tipping point and that Arctic ice may disappear in the summer, decades before it was anticipated to happen.

They caution that that this is not alarmist, as tipping points can be reversed but they do say that many models have underestimated the speed of which Arctic ice is melting.

The Great Global Warming Rant

Now this is hilarious and a great message all wrapped up in one. Nice work Ranting Gryphon.

Beating Around the Bush

At least to my mind, last week was extremely significant. Last week, George W. Bush for the first time believably acknowledged that human beings are the principal cause of global warming.

Now, I know, I know: There are a few instances from the past where if you listen really, really closely, Bush sorta kinda said as much. But then he would come out and say something else different and contradictory–or Dick Cheney would.

Or Bush would get revealed to have gotten his science advice from Michael Crichton.

Anyways, something would always happen to make you slide the administration right back into the “skeptic”/denialist camp again.


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