Saturday, 29 August 2015

Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco

Common Dreams
Forced by freedom of information request, officials release documents scrubbed of all content and names. Story here.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

This story reminds me of a much similar situation in January 2007.
The records that were received were useless, as they also were blacked out. Eventually the province nullified the request through legislation procedures.

A woman from the Rural Municipality of Daly in western Manitoba faces a long wait — 13½ years, to be exact — for government records she requested about the province's livestock industry.

Before the holidays, Ruth Pryzner asked the Manitoba government for records on all known hog operations in the province, filing a number of requests under the Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Act (FIPPA).

"I'm looking for soil-test results, inspection reports, the types of manure storages that have actually been permitted in the province, the kinds of spread acres, the use of spread acres," Pryzner, a farmer and former councillor in the R.M. of Daly, said Monday.