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Government Secrecy in BC

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In this series, freedom-of-information expert Stanley Tromp traces latest efforts by the B.C. Liberal government to roll back FOI powers for journalists and other citizens, shows how the secrecy smokescreen has prevented the press from covering key issues in B.C., and explains the particularly problematic section of the FOIPP act relating to policy advice, section 13.

In This Series

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Victoria Is Secret, More than Ever

How BC Liberals are blocking info. First in a series.

By Stanley Tromp, 8 May 2007


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News Smothered by Secrecy

How officials buried info we deserve to know. Second in a series.

By Stanley Tromp, 9 May 2007


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To Fix FOI Law, Start Here

Section 13 creates yawning vacuum of secrecy. Last in a series.

By Stanley Tromp, 10 May 2007


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Government Secrecy in BC

How BC Liberals backtracked on their vow to be 'open and transparent.'

8 May 2007


File folder with

Government Secrecy in BC

How BC Liberals backtracked on their vow to be 'open and transparent.'

8 May 2007