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City Hires Privacy Commissioner

INFORMATION ACCESS

July 5, 2013

Saskatoon has hired a privacy commissioner who will be in charge of all formal access-to-information requests related to city councilors and the mayor, The StarPhoenix reports. In the 2012 mayoral election, the city received 34 requests for information, many related to city councilors’ expenses and private e-mails, and the number of requests has been climbing within the last three years. Former Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan Gordon Barnhart will fill the post.
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