The Canadian Press

2015-03-05 | Access Delays

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The Federal Court of Appeal has sent a stern message to government departments:you can't just make up any old deadline for responding to requests under the Access to Information Act.

Date: 2015-03-05
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << vacation volt the Department of National Defence which in 2011 told someone seeking records on the sale of military assets it would take more than three years to meet the request the information commissioner wound up taking the department of federal court for review of the time extension and the documents were delivered a month before the hearing in 2013 the federal court judge eventually ruled time extensions should not be subject to review but the appeal court disagreed Justice Mark Noel said government institutions must make serious efforts to figure out how long it will honestly take to produce records Terry. Canadian price Ottawa >>