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Freedom of Information
{ or lack there of it }
at the City of Mississauga
other levels of government in Ontario

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News Articles  - Highlights

City of Mississauga
In this section is the sad tale of how Hazel McCallion personal promised to withhold legally requested records and in the end stripped every Canadian of some of their human rights.
Note: In this section there are request made by other persons.  Including the Green Party of Ontario.
Also, the Canadian Environmental Law Association tries to come to our aid.

The Region of Peel

Credit Valley Conservation

Ministry of Natural Resources

Peel Police

Green Party of Ontario

[Note some parts of the letters maybe left off, such as phone numbers, names etc. that at this time should be left off the web.  Format can also be changed.  Unless otherwise noted, not an exact copy.]

General FOI cases, rulings of interest or they should be.
As well as newspaper articles;

Privacy office appealing database release
Does the Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), have a hidden agenda regarding the releasing of  government computer records?  Is that the reason why I was stone walled by bureaucrats and their frivolous & vexatious reasons.   Would access to City computer files be what the government and the IPC want to make sure does not happen and be the reason why I got abused by the City and IPC, so badly?
Toronto Star - May 28, 2002

Unlocking Ottawa's Secrets
"Nobody ever said gaining access would be easy.  But by making queries you can make a difference." & "Access to information can be a powerful equalizer.", powerful words from an experienced FOI requester that has made a difference, for all of us.  When you read this remember his and mine intent are the same but our circumstances were different.
source unknown - July 2 - 2003 - by KEN RUBIN

Liberals make a sham of Access to Information Act
An article about the wilful destruction of one of the foundations of democracy itself.  The end of  transparency of government to ensure accountability to the voters and taxpayers.       Toronto Sun - Feb. 3 - 2002

They call this access to information?
Canadian bureaucrats routinely give falsified government documents, freshly manufactured in direct and blatant violation of the law.
Toronto Sun Aug. 26 - 2001

Fear of political repercussions
blamed as witnesses cancel on the adhoc committee of MPs reviewing the Access to Information Act.  National Post Aug. 20 - 2001

State secrets;
Civil servants should testify but are afraid to the adhoc committee of MPs reviewing the Access to Information Act.  Windsor Star Aug. 11 - 2001

Inquiries under Freedom of Information Act
wasting time and money, McCallion charges
That is right the Mayor of Mississauga can see the value of democracies most valuable tool for the public to hold the government accountable.
Mississauga News, Apr. 5 - 1995


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