Earlier this week, The Times Colonist's Lindsay Kines reported information and privacy commissioner David Loukidelis has "heard nothing from government" on his May 2007 recommendation to overhaul the lobbyist registry. Indeed, in a subsequent interview yesterday with Public Eye, Mr. Loukidelis's executive director Mary Carlson confirmed her office hasn't yet received a copy of the position paper about that overhaul which, according to Attorney General Wally Oppal, has been issued by his deputy. "We just asked for it. I just sent an email over," Ms. Carlson told Public Eye. But British Columbians won't likely be reading that paper anytime soon. When we requested our own copy, attorney general communications manager Linda Mueller stated, "It's not publicly available at this time."
March 14, 2008