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Opinion: Road to FOIP Continues

INFORMATION ACCESS

June 20, 2013

“How Saskatchewan has gone from being one of the innovators in freedom of information and privacy laws 20 years ago, to legislating a corporation's right to privacy this spring is a long and winding journey,” columnist Murray Mandryk writes for The Regina Leader-Post, suggesting “the recent unprecedented step towards declaring a corporation's ‘privacy interest’ in its dealings with government…is a step backwards.” As Saskatchewan Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) Commissioner Gary Dickson comes to the end of his decade in the post, he is doing his best to drive home the importance of FOIP laws, Mandryk reports, noting Dickson has cautioned “some may misinterpret or take liberties with what ‘privacy interests’ of corporations really means.”
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