Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Nfld. Information and Privacy Commissioner "cut"

Hot off the wires... Newfoundland and Labrador has sacked its Information and Privacy commissioner on the eve of the coming into force of the province's Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (public sector):

Nfld. cuts watchdog position to part time ahead of access legislation:

"ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - The Newfoundland government announced the dismissal of its information and privacy commissioner Wednesday, saying the position will be cut to part-time.

Justice Minister Tom Marshall announced the dismissal of commissioner Wayne Mitchell while 'reaffirming' the province's commitment to access to information...."

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