FOIPOP Follow-Up

Confidential TOP SECRETThat headline was misleading. I apologize.

I had hoped that by now I would have a response from the CBRM to the Privacy Commissioner’s November 3 ruling about my 2015 FOIPOP request. I knew it was unlikely the municipality would simply accept the ruling and release the 862 pages of documents the commissioner says it withheld from me without justification — I fully expected a hefty fee or some extensive redactions — but it had never occurred to me that the municipality’s response would be…crickets.

And yet, here we are.

I emailed Municipal Clerk Deborah Campbell Ryan and CAO Marie Walsh on Monday asking when I can expect a response but as of press time, I have not been given the courtesy of a reply.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même old chose in terms of transparency in this town, apparently.