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Dix wants full accounting on Times of India awards

April 10, 2013
Dix wants full accounting on Times of India awards

The NDP leader is concerned about the $ 11 million in taxpayer dollars used to host last weekend’s Times of India Film Awards.  Dix, who has committed to holding an inquiry into the BC Rail controversy if elected, was asked if a similar process might be needed over TOIFA costs.  ”I would like to say [...]

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Crown Corporation tries to prevent journalist from filing Freedom of Information requests

February 16, 2013
Crown Corporation tries to prevent journalist from filing Freedom of Information requests

The BC Pavillion Corporation is trying to block Freedom of Information requests from an investigative reporter. CKNW Contributor Bob Mackin says PAVCO has told him they have asked BC’s Privacy Commissioner for  permission to disregard his FOI requests. Mackin says he has filed tons of freedom of information requests and has never heard of this [...]

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B.C.’s run-of-river sector in regulatory disarray, documents suggest

January 23, 2013

The independent run-of-river power sector is in regulatory disarray, following inconsistent rules designed to protect fish and with provincial officials hard pressed to crack down due to lack of staff and resources, freedom-of-information documents show. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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South Fraser Perimeter Road failed to meet environmental conditions: documents

November 13, 2012

The B.C. government violated the terms of its environmental approval for construction of the $ 1.2-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road, freedom-of-information documents obtained by The Vancouver Sun reveal. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, in gaining Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) approval for the four-lane project, committed not to use “fill sites” — places where dirt, [...]

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Clark not keen on discussing dismissal of chief of staff

November 6, 2012

Premier Christy Clark continues to face questions about the recent firing of her former Chief of Staff  Ken Boessenkool. Much like she did last week, Clark refused to explain exactly why there’s no formal paperwork on the decision. The Vancouver Sun’s Freedom of Information request turned up nothing. This time, Globe and Mail reporter Ian [...]

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