The Campbell administration's controversial new freedom of information amendments will restrict the public's right to know about major government partnerships with the private sector. But provincial Liberal Burquitlam backbencher Harry Bloy still isn't sure whether he'll vote against the change - despite sitting on the special legislative committee that unanimously recommended against such restrictions. In an interview with 24 hours, said "I'm just starting to take a look at these changes...So I'm still looking at it." But Mr. Bloy also confirmed that, during the five years he's spent in the legislature, he hasn't once voted against the government. So, if he did now, it would be a first. Earlier, fellow committee member and backbencher David Hayer said he would be supporting the amendment. But committee chair Blair Lekstrom has come out against the change.
May 9, 2006