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The results are in! Poll shows BC wants a stronger FOI system

FIPA recently commissioned some public opinion polling on BC’s freedom of information system. We worked with Ipsos, a leading independent market research company, to develop and pose four questions related to some of our key recommendations to the Special Committee reviewing BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). A total of 803 READ MORE


Join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting!

Join FIPA staff, board, members, and others in the information and privacy community at FIPA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year’s AGM will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21st, at the YWCA Hotel (details below), and will feature a talk by Sinziana Gutiu about the current climate for information and privacy issues in BC.   Sinziana Gutiu READ MORE


Election 2017: FIPA asks BC party leaders for positions on Freedom of Information issues

With the provincial election campaign underway, we believe it is important to know where the leaders of BC’s three leading political parties stand on important Freedom of Information and privacy issues. Like we have done during previous elections, FIPA sent a series of questions on Freedom of Information and privacy issues to the BC Liberals, READ MORE


Complaint to OIPC re: No responsive records for Mark Carney speech about Vancouver real estate market

On January 18, 2017 FIPA filed a complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC relating to the BC Ministry of Finance’s failure to locate and provide records on Mark Carney’s speech on Vancouver’s real estate market in 2011. The Ministry’s response was due January 10, 2017, but it was delayed until January READ MORE