RCMP decision to drop investigation into violation of Access to Info Act ‘potentially catastrophic’ says FIPA

GOVERNMENT STAFFERS APPARENTLY ABOVE THE LAW

Vancouver – A federal Conservative staffer who deliberately blocked the release of documents requested under the Access to Information Act will get away scot free after the RCMP decided to drop its investigation into the incident. He was facing the possibility of up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

“This decision defies reason, and if it is allowed to stand, it means that political staff can interfere with our legislated right to government documents with impunity,” said FIPA Executive Director Vincent Gogolek.

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