Who are we?
is a group of Sudbury residents actively involved with social justice and
working against government bureaucracy. We are not a politically motivated
group and also not affiliated with any association.
Investigative Journalism defines the unveiling
of matters that are concealed either deliberately by someone in a position
of power, or accidentally, behind a chaotic mass of facts and
circumstances - and the analysis and exposure of all relevant facts to the
public. In this way, investigative journalism crucially contributes to
freedom of expression and freedom of information, which are at the heart
of WikiLeaks Sudbury’s mandate. The role media can play as a
watchdog is indispensable for democracy and it is for this very reason that WikiLeaks
Sudbury fully supports initiatives to strengthen investigative
journalism throughout the world. We believe this publication makes a
significant contribution to promoting investigative journalism and we hope
it to be a valuable resource for journalists and media professionals, as
well as for journalism trainers and educators.
One of our intentions is to improve open and transparent municipal
government. Politicians are mainly subjected to public scrutiny and none
of the administrators in the City of Greater Sudbury specifically were
targeted. Even during political leadership change
these administrators stay on the job and practice their own way.
Effectiveness of the application of policy decisions is very weak at all
levels of municipal government and ultimately the burden is passed on to the tax
payers. They are always behind
the scene and their contribution to the waste of tax dollars is extremely
difficult to examine. The
individuals labeled as senior and supervisory management are protected by
administrative immunity. These administrators are spending large amounts of
tax dollars to protect their own club’s mismanagement. Their decisions
are highly secretive and the City's Clerk office also frequently denies access
to the information. Their incompetence and lack of efficiency is reflected in
many divisions of the City. This will be the ultimate factor in
to the increase of tax and rate fees for Sudbury tax payers. Therefore it is
extremely necessary to bring all levels of administrators to public
scrutiny. This will contribute to improved transparency within the publicly
funded organization; The City of Greater Sudbury.
Use of public funds to cover expenses
of all senior and supervisory management.
Suppression of free speech
Corruption, finances and personal benefits
Internet filtering and censorship of technology
Human rights abuse and violations
Contracts and tenders
Legal expenses utilized to protect senior and all level of management
Abuse of process
City vehicles and cell phone usage
Police unlawful detention
Police racial profiling and stereotyping arrests
Indigenous people’s rights
Is this information reliable?
Wikileaks Sudbury acquires information anonymously or uses
conventional methods such as freedom of information requests. We strictly
follow investigative journalism practices, methods, ethics and guidelines
outline in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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