In May, the province's minister of labour, citizens' service and open government Stephanie Cadieux told the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw she had abandoned a controversial plan to simultaneously release freedom of information request responses to the public and the applicant. Two months later, the government has announced a similar proactive release policy. But it's providing a 72-hour window between the time those responses are given to the applicant and when they're released to the public. Public Eye earlier discussed how a proactive release policy will significantly undermine investigative journalism.
July 19, 2011