Commissioner issues report about Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach and duty to proactively disclose information in the public interest

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham today issued an investigation report that examines whether government had a duty to release information relating to the failure of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam. The report also re-interprets a section of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) relating to public bodies’ obligations to disclosure information that is clearly in the public interest.