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Freedom of Information

March 1, 2009

Good Luck to anyone requesting anything from the “Freedom of Information Act”………………Canada has effectiviely stopped all access to politicians records!……….first step in stopping “dissent” in a country……………Harper has shut it down.  The other day the Privacy Commissioner was on TV stating that this has to reversed from the very top of our Government……………why would Harper and McGuinty want to us to have any ammunition to stop them on their plans to sell us out to the U.S.A.?………….basically Obama came here for 7 hours and gave Harper a shopping list of what he wants from us……………on the top of the list is OIL and second is ELECTRICITY!…………….that’s the reason we have to flood the country with wind turbines that will cover enough land that would fill up Prince Edwrad Island……build them on Rural lands so nobody gives a Flying F$%% and sell it to the U.S. at 3 times the cost that Electricity is now………That’s their plan and without proof we can’t prove it……………and we live in a Democracy!

Wait ’till the peaceful and quiet citizens start taking to streets!

Carl

Link to Freedom of information
Ontario (including municipal)
http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/Decisions-And-Resolutions/The-Acts/
I have attached the PDF of the mini guides including one for Provincial Government and one for Municipal. Please review to understand procedure.
Link to Ontario Ombudsman – for investigation into government improprieties.
http://www.ombudsman.on.ca/en.aspx
Federal
http://www.infocom.gc.ca/acts/default-e.asp
Some information that may be of interest to request:  This is just a sample for a township. Provincial and federal requests must also be considered. You should word requests to provide information that is of use to yourself.
Example
As a citizen and resident of ……..I am formally requesting the following information.
All unbiased independent studies commissioned by the township to assess issues regarding the development of wind energy in the township including but not limited to:
Adverse health effects
Impact on environment
Impact on property values
Impact to the existing official plan for the township or county
Economic impact to existing businesses and tourism
Social impact
All other studies, reports, presentations or other documents that the township has relied up to assess issues regarding the development of wind energy in the township including but not limited to:
Adverse health effects
Impact on environment
Impact on property values
Impact to the existing official plan for the township or county
Economic impact to existing businesses and tourism
Social impact
A log of all correspondence, meetings or presentations related to township councilors, the mayor, or any township employees who have met with or corresponded with individuals, businesses, governments or other organizations that are related to or are proponents of wind generation development.
This log must include but is not limited to:
Phone conversations (public, closed or private)
Meetings (public, closed or private)
Letters (public, closed or private)
Emails (public, closed or private)
Teleconferences (public, closed or private)
Presentations (public, closed or private)
Guided tours of wind turbine facilities (public, closed or private)
Contracts (public, closed or private)
Proposals (public, closed or private)
Negotiations (public, closed or private)
Any other form of related correspondence (public, closed or private)
Please provide all hard copy copies of all related documents requested.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

March 1, 2009

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Right-to-know law ‘has no teeth’

OTTAWA — The Harper government is ignoring urgent pleas of Canada’s Information Commissioner to fix the broken system that governs Canadians’ right to know, a regime where complying with the law is now the exception rather than the rule.

Information Commissioner Robert Marleau, calling the situation “dire” and “grim,” said a lack of leadership is leading to an access-to-information structure that is essentially falling apart through excessive delays and a law that “has no teeth.”

But in the Commons, Treasury Board President Vic Toews dodged questions about whether the government will ever deliver the access-to-information reform that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives promised in their 2006 election campaign that highlighted accountability. Mr. Toews then ducked out a back door, avoiding reporters.

In a special report, Mr. Marleau found that excessive delays are now routine, so access to timely information is denied. The act is supposed to allow any Canadian who pays a fee to get a government document within 30 days.

“It’s no longer done,” he said. “It’s not the norm. It’s the exception.”

There are “no consequences” for government officials who don’t comply with the law, Mr. Marleau said: “It has no teeth.”

Read More at Globe and Mail