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68-Month Delay “Unconscionable,” Says Commissioner


January 11, 2013

A new report filed by Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson has been critical of the Justice Ministry’s handling of a citizen’s request to access government records about himself, CBC News reports. Dickson wrote, “I am struck by the profound lack of respect shown for the applicant and his right to access records that are fundamentally about him.” The man in question and Dickson’s office have repeatedly asked the ministry for the records. "My recommendation to Justice is that it immediately undertake a thorough examination of its process to determine how it can better meet the letter and spirit of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act," Dickson said in the report.
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