The Star: The high cost of accessing public records is a barrier to democracy, experts say

The Star: The high cost of accessing public records is a barrier to democracy, experts say. This article is from a Canadian media source. “The high cost of freedom of information points to a broader problem with government record-keeping and accountability, transparency advocates and privacy watchdogs say. Citizens have a right to details about issues such as the controversial Scarborough subway extension, but it potentially comes with a $31,948 price tag and three-year wait. That’s how much the TTC says it will cost to deliver Star city hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro’s freedom of information (FOI) request.”