The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association held a birthday party today for its longest-running FOI request, which turns seven this month.
FIPA has been trying since 2004 to get an uncensored copy of the BC government’s $300 million Workplace Services Agreement with IBM, but the government continues to fight against its release.
FIPA and Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham have repeatedly called for government contracts to be posted online but the government has consistently failed to do so. So FIPA is doing the government’s job (we hope temporarily) by posting the incomplete version we have beaten out of the government on our website.
See the birthday cake for the IBM FOI request here.
Read the full news release here.
Read the redacted IBM contract here.