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Premier Calls for Changes to Restrictions

INFORMATION ACCESS

January 31, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall is calling for the government to launch an “about-face review of access-to-information restrictions that it has staunchly defended,” The Globe and Mail reports. Bill 29 included changes to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and was passed in 2012. Critics have described it as “regressive and even dangerous,” the report states. Marshall said, “One of the things I said we were going to do is we’re going to listen to the people of the province. And I think people have real concerns over Bill 29.” Meanwhile, a former inmate at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre who was allegedly attacked by a guard has been denied access to his medical records, Ottawa Citizen reports.
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