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Commissioner May Ask for Change in FOI

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March 1, 2013

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian is considering asking for a change in the freedom of information law so city councilors are no longer exempt from it, The Star reports. Cavoukian said, “Given the recent orders dealing with councilor records and the city of Toronto, I will definitely consider approaching the government to recommend changes that increase transparency.” Right-to-know activists support such a request, saying that such transparency is necessary for the government to be held accountable.
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