Foreign Affairs Minister ignores Information Commissioner’s recommendations

- February 17th, 2012

Hot off the presses: A letter from the Information Commissioner of Canada, Suzanne Legault, informing me that she agrees with me on a complaint I made three years ago about the way the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade was handling Access to Information (ATI) requests to that department. Read the letter below. Bottom line: I won but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is ignoring Legault’s recommendations.

information Commissioner’s response to 2008 DFAIT complaint

Categories: Foreign Affairs

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2 comments

  1. Jimmy says:

    The one thing really unacceptable with this whole story is that we have a commissioner paid an outrageous salary to defend the requests of journalists who think that their job gives them the right to know everything and anything. We should have more like Baird: politicians with backbones.

  2. anon says:

    Wow, you have to wonder if Jimmy would have such a forgiving attitude if it were the Liberals. Somehow I suspect not. Some people just seem constitutionally unable to understand that procedure is important, especially since the people in power change.

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