"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Access to Information

Another day, another Barb Sweet report in The Telegram regarding the future of the Colonial Building.

It starts off on one curious note:
"The historical significance of it from both the provincial and federal side should see that the federal government come in and be a partner with us on this," said Tourism Minister Clyde Jackman.
Step by step, we are becoming masters of our own house... one federal government grant at a time.

Sweet continues:
Apropos Planning of Ottawa and Dunbar Studios of St. John's were hired to come up with the presentation Making These Walls Talk, which calls for a hip interpretation of Colonial Building's history, combining new technology and interactive displays.

Both reports were obtained by The Telegram through access to information legislation. The consultants' work cost a combined $200,000.
Why should The Telegram have had to go through that legislation? Remember, two elections ago now, Our Dear Premier pledged to:
Release to the public every government-commissioned report within 30 days of receiving it, indicate the action government will take on a report's recommendations within 60 days, and ensure prompt public access to all government reports in hard copy and on the Internet.
What happened to that pledge, ODP?


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