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Complaint Filed Against BC Government

INFORMATION ACCESS

September 14, 2012

A complaint filed by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association alleges the province’s “government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no records to offer,” The Globe and Mail reports. In a filing with BC’s information and privacy commissioner, the group cites statistics indicating, “In 2002-2003, there were no cases in which the government could not find any records to satisfy a request; today, that scenario accounts for 23 percent of all requests.”
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