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Dickson: Police Salaries Not Public Information

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March 23, 2012

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson has stated that the City of Moose Jaw "exceeded its legal authority" when it included police employee salaries in its annual public accounts, recommending the Legislative Assembly make police services subject to the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. But the city solicitor says because the city had been publishing them before the enactment of the province's access and privacy law, they must continue to do so. Dickson says the larger issue is the "two-tiered system" that holds municipal police agencies to different standards, reports The Star Phoenix.
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