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Alberta Reviewing FOI Act, Looking for Comments

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June 14, 2013

Edmonton Journal reports the Alberta government is seeking comment on the Freedom of Information Act through July 31. “We’re going to be reviewing every aspect of the act,” says Don Scott, associate minister of accountability, transparency and transformation. There is no time limit for the government to produce a report based on the feedback, and some opponents question the motives behind the initiative. Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman says this duplicates work done in 2010 by the all-party standing committee on health, noting that none of the 24 recommendations made then have been implemented.
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