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Supreme Court Exempts Gov't From Releasing Docs

PRIVACY LAW

March 16, 2012

A Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court ruling says a wide range of government documents are "beyond the reach of the province's information and privacy watchdog," CBC News reports. Information and Privacy Commissioner Ed Ring had filed a lawsuit over the government's refusal to release documents pertaining to e-mails, allegedly threatening in nature, sent from a cabinet minister's aide to a political candidate. Meanwhile, Russell Wangersky opines in The Telegram about a separate case, also involving the government's refusal to release political documents to Ring, that the Access to Information Legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador is "clearly a law of convenience."
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