OIPC (BC) Funding

OIPC (BC) Funding


Responses to FIPA’s Questions for Party Leaders

BC FIPA sent the leaders of BC’s political parties a series of questions on freedom of information and privacy issues.  Here are the responses we received:   BC Liberal Party response (pdf). BC Green Party response (pdf). BC NDP response (pdf).

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BC FIPA publishes study on the BC Government’s response to FOI requests over the past 5 years

BC FIPA has released a study on the BC Government’s response to freedom of information (FOI) requests over the past five years. The study titled “Access Denied” reveals many shortcomings in the administration of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FIPPA). Results indicate that response times for information requests are often in excess […]

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BC FIPA grades the performance of the BC Government on FOI, 2001-2004

In their 2001 “New Era” platform, the BC Liberals promised to bring in “the most open, accountable and democratic government in Canada.” Research by FIPA shows that the Liberal government has done much more to erode open government during their four years in office than they have done to enhance it. In fact, they have […]

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Liberal Party Response to Election Survey 2005

Here is the response from the BC Liberal Party to our election survey on freedom of information and privacy issues for 2005. Download (pdf).

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Question for Party Leaders on FOI and Privacy – 2005

These are the questions we sent to the leaders of BC’s political parties to survey their views on freedom of information and privacy.   If or when your party forms the next B.C. government:   1. Do you think that access to government information should be increased? If so, what measures will you take to […]

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Speech to the BC Library Association on Bill 38 – Personal Information Protection Act – May 30, 2003

Darrel Evans, executive director of BC FIPA, was in Victoria today to deliver a speech at the BC Library Association Annual Conference on Bill 38, BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). After extensive consultation and input from organizations like BC FIPA, Bill 38 has turned into a real privacy bill what BC FIPA describes as […]

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Key Recommendations for Reform of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

BC FIPA has published a list of key recommendations for reform to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). FIPA calls for a number of improvements: reinforcing the ‘public interest’ provision under s. 25; limiting what the government can do without consent; increasing the responsibility of public bodies to respond fully […]

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Submission on the Reform of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Consultation

BC FIPA has made submission to the Minister of Management Services, the Hon. Sandy Santori, regarding the ongoing process of reform of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA” or “the Act”). Our submission comments on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2002; our recommendations for additional amendments […]

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