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Councillor Found Guilty of Violating Privacy Law


May 27, 2011

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a Prince George city councillor has been convicted of violating BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, The Globe and Mail reports. On Tuesday, Provincial Court Judge Ken Ballon found Brian Skakun guilty of violating the act by disclosing a report about harassment at the RCMP to the CBC in 2008, the report states. "There were serious things going on, and I was very concerned," Skakun said. He expressed shock over the ruling. 
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