Posts Tagged ‘ Freedom Of Information ’

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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Alleged lack of B.C. government transparency challenged

September 14, 2012
Alleged lack of B.C. government transparency challenged

A group that advocates for government transparency has filed a complaint with B.C.’s information commissioner, pointing to a significant increase in cases where the province responds to freedom-of-information requests by claining it couldn’t find any documents. CBC | British Columbia News

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Advocacy group complains about B.C.’s record on FOI requests that come up empty

September 14, 2012
Advocacy group complains about B.C.’s record on FOI requests that come up empty

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no records to offer, according to statistics compiled by a group that argues the dramatic increase in such cases raises serious questions about public accountability. Global TV BC News

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Freedom of information advocates suspicious of lack of documents from FOI requests in B.C.

September 14, 2012

The B.C. government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no records to offer, according to statistics compiled by a group that argues the dramatic increase in such cases raises serious questions about public accountability. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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