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Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society’s institutions, including governments, corporations and other organizations.




Who are we?
WikiLeaks Sudbury 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.

Why WikiLeaks Sudbury?
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 contributing 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.

Where we focus?
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
Corporate transparency
Contracts and tenders
Legal expenses
Legal expenses utilized to protect senior and all level of management
Hiring practices
Internal policies
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 Organization (UNESCO).  

How you can support?
We need your continuing support to make us stronger and fight against bureaucracy. In addition to economic survival, which is key for any media organization, technical information, infrastructure, security and expenses, legal costs are added to the operation. Our battle is very costly and we need  your support to fight back. Please DONATE

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