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

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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.

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