Supreme Court Exempts Gov't From Releasing Docs
PRIVACY LAWMarch 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."