Category Archives : Access to Information Law

NEWS RELEASE: Proposed Law Leaves Lots of Holes in Outdated Access to Information Act

MEDIA RELEASE June 19, 2017 Proposed law leaves lots of holes in outdated Access to Information Act VANCOUVER, June 19, 2017 – The bill tabled late this afternoon by the three ministers in Ottawa does not meet the promises made by the Liberal Party of Canada in 2015. What was announced today will make some READ MORE

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

Time for Action on BC FOI Reform

The BC Legislature is coming back on Monday July 25 for a special sitting to pass legislation to allow the City of Vancouver to bring in a vacancy tax. However, there is also a pressing need for changes to the FOI law in this province. Last week saw former Ministry of Transportation political staffer George READ MORE

Complaint to OIPC re BC Government posting individual FOI requests

On May 18, 2016, FIPA and the BC Civil Liberties Association filed a complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC relating to their investigation  into “the disclosure of details of active freedom of information requests on the Open Information website.” We point to a number of issues with the BC government’s seemingly out-of-the-blue announcement that READ MORE