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Interim Commissioner's Term Set to Expire

PRIVACY

April 9, 2010

The term for BC Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Paul Fraser is set to expire April 12, reports Straight.com. By law, a person is allowed to hold the temporary office for 20 sitting days of the legislature. However, according to the legislature's clerk of committees, the house could pass a motion to reappoint Fraser or extend his term, the report states. Fraser has been filling in since former commissioner David Loukidelis resigned in January. Darrell Evans, executive director of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, said he hopes the permanent commissioner will be someone who is "basically fearless."
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