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The question of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right to both to give and receive information. The issue of confidence in governments and belief in what is said by the leaders of government. The need for a legislature with more independence and objectivity; a lessening of rigidity of party discipline; reforms in the Commons towards true accountability by government to the people; open government with freedom of information. Several goals in the campaign for less secrecy and more openness and honesty in government. The uranium cartel as an example of some of the problems and issues discussed. Activities of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the Radio Television News Directors' Association. Change for the better.