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Confidential medical and financial information belonging to an outspoken critic of Veterans Affairs, including part of a psychiatrist’s report, found its way into the briefing notes of a cabinet minister.
Highly personal information about Sean Bruyea was contained in a 13-page briefing note prepared by bureaucrats in 2006 for then-minister Greg Thompson, a copy of which was obtained by The Canadian Press.
The note, with two annexes of detailed information, laid out in detail Mr. Bruyea’s medical and psycholo-gical condition.
Hundreds of bureaucrats saw personal records; lawyer calls it worst breach of privacy he’s ever seen
Retired Forces captain Sean Bruyea, left, has lodged a complaint with the privacy commisioner after he learned bureaucrats had accessed his confidential medical records.