The Telegram's Russell Wangersky's Saturday column provides some food for thought on how the P.C. Government in this province skirts the freedom of information legislation in the province at will. He points out a couple of prominent examples where PC Cabinet Ministers have "shared" information that Section 30 of the Access to Information and Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of.
Hypocrisy and flaunting the Access to Information and Privacy Act to hide stuff is nothing new to the government. They break the rules/law whenever they see fit and at the same time they hide behind the same laws when it suits them.
Wangersky's column should be paired with Geoff Meeker's excellent post, "Cooking Up A Story", which questions the local media's coverage of the Jim Bennett's supposed "threatening call" that scared the bejesus out of Joan Burke and Kathy Dunderdale. It was a crass attempt to manipulate the media and create a story on International Women's Day. The media ran with it, hook, line and sinker! Geoff calls it like he sees it and wonders why the local media didn't do the same.
If you visit the East Block of the Confederation Building which houses the Premier's office and the Government Member's Offices watch out for the banana peels!