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

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Mr. Accountability (II): Procedural roadblocks

From the proceedings of the Bow-Wow Parliament on November 28, 2001:

MR. WILLIAMS: Mr. Speaker, the Premier has claimed to have an open, accessible and transparent government, yet the new Freedom of Information Act, the proposed Bill 49, in fact makes it more difficult for the public to secure information due to procedural roadblocks.

Could the Premier explain to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador why the former act had a thirty-day response period, yet the new act, the proposed bill, requires reasonable efforts only in a thirty-day period, provides for an extension of a further thirty-day period under certain circumstances and, in fact, provides for circumstances where it can be in excess of ninety days? Could the Premier please explain why the differences?

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At 4:38 PM, November 08, 2009 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

So what would it be when someone knows you have opurple files and asks for them but the official response is that they don.t exist?

At 12:22 PM, November 09, 2009 , Blogger WJM said...


Or is it Orwellian?

So hard to keep track.

At 2:02 PM, November 09, 2009 , Blogger nadinebc said...

Edward, that would be business as usual.


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