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Advocacy group files complaint over B.C.’s record on freedom of information requests

September 13, 2012

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association suggests the trend could mean the government is avoiding keeping records, or isn’t releasing all the data it could globeandmail – British Columbia

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BC government contract with IBM released

July 4, 2012

The province spent over $ 230-thousand dollars trying to keep it under wraps. But as now you too can have a look at the BC government’s multi-million dollar contract with IBM. The province released the full contract late Tuesday, after losing an eight year legal battle with the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association. [...]

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Almost a decade wrapped up in FOI request over IBM contract

July 4, 2012
Almost a decade wrapped up in FOI request over IBM contract

An eight year battle by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association to have the Government release their contract with IBM is over.  Executive Director Vincent Gogolek says it is a welcome breath of sanity that the Provincial Government won’t take the battle to the Court of Appeal  Gogolek says for eight years it has [...]

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Provincial government loses another bid to keep IBM contract secret

June 15, 2012
Provincial government loses another bid to keep IBM contract secret

The B.C. government has lost another round in its eight-year battle to withhold the details of an out-sourcing contract with IBM. BC Supreme Court Justice Keith Bracken has rejected the government’s appeal of a Freedom of Information ruling requiring it to release details of the $ 300-million deal with IBM. Bracken says the government could [...]

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The law that won’t die

May 2, 2012
The law that won’t die

Don’t count the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association as being fans of the BC Government bringing back the pre-election gag law, “It is like the zombie apocalypse, it refuses to die.”  Executive Director Vincent Gogolek says reverting to a 40 day ban on third party advertising before an election makes no sense, “It seems [...]

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