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The Canadian Press reports Nova Scotia Freedom of Information Officer Dulcie McCallum has issued a report indicating the “government is routinely ignoring its own laws by denying basic information to former foster children trying to learn about their family history” and “disregarding previous practice and the law through an incorrect interpretation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.” Former foster children have not been told such information as why they were removed from their biological families, where they lived or information about family health history, the report states. McCallum issued a statement calling for foster children to have “the same right to their life story as all other children.”
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