Monthly Archives: February 2017


BC Government keeps important environmental records behind closed doors

MEDIA RELEASE BC government keeps important environmental records behind closed doors Environmental Law Centre and FIPA ask Information Commissioner to investigate VANCOUVER, February 24, 2017 – In a report released today, the Environmental Law Centre (ELC), and the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), called out the BC government for failing to proactively READ MORE


BC Government has big surplus, but no plans to compensate victims of PharmaNet breach

MEDIA RELEASE BC Government has big surplus, but no plans to compensate victims of PharmaNet breach FIPA urges the Ministry of Health to pick up ID theft mitigation costs Vancouver, February 20, 2017 – After the recent PharmaNet privacy breach, which victimized 7,500 British Columbians, it is astounding that the Ministry of Health has not READ MORE


FIPA, BCCLA protest Elections BC ‘advertising’ guidelines

On February 1st, Elections BC released their “Handmade Election Advertising” bulletin in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgement last Thursday which clarified Election BC’s previous erroneous interpretation of BC’s Election Act’s third party spending provisions. The Bulletin is plainly and obviously inconsistent with the SCC Judgment in many respects. See our joint letter with the READ MORE