March 4th Information Event

Friday, December 11, 2009

More fun with the ALC

As you may be aware, I have spent the better part of the year trying to get statistics and copies of Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) decision from the last 10 years. As I blogged about in August, the ALC wants a large sum of money to produce this information. I wrote them back outlining that this information should be freely public under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Ac (FIPPA), just like every other government body. Anyway, they wrote back and told me that they would not waive the fee, but that I could go down to the ALC offices and look at the decisions. If I want a copy of the decisions, I am to let them know at that time. They will then adjust the fee based on the documents that I request. I have been trying for the last three weeks to contact someone at the ALC, but I have been hitting a brick wall. At the same time, I’ve launch an official complaint with the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia as I believe charging a fee for this kind of information inappropriate under section 75 of the FIPPA….

The drama continues…

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