I recently attempted to access the current University Policies and Procedures for a (public) Canadian university from the university's website. But when I clicked on the link to the PDF the browser popped up a login prompt, which precludes anyone without credentials from accessing this document.

My understanding is that because this university is a public institution, their policies and procedures document should be public.

Is that not the case?

  • While their policies may be public, the means of accessing them might be different. They are probably available otherwise through a national or provincial site.
    – Buffy
    Commented Jan 27, 2022 at 20:21
  • "on the internet" is just one form of being "made public" so I do not follow your logic. Commented Jan 27, 2022 at 20:37


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