North Bay is one of five communities in the country that has received honorable mention for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of municipal government.

Erin, Ontario near Guelph was named the winner of the Code of Silence Award.

Cranbrook, B.C., Morinville, Alta., Cornwall, Ont., and Côte-Saint-Luc, Que. were also recognized.

The award is given annually by The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to call public attention to government departments and agencies that put extra effort into denying public access to government information to which the public has a right under access to information legislation.

(photo by station staff)

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