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Alberta Government Refuses to Release Most of the Vance MacNichol Report on Regulating Resource Development

The only parts of the Vance MacNichol report released to Martha Kostuch in response to her request under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FOIPP) were the introduction, part of the conclusion and some of the appendices.

The main body of the report, most of the conclusion and all of the recommendations were withheld using the sections of the FOIPP Act that applies to cabinet confidences and advice from officials.

Vance MacNichol was contracted by the Alberta Government to conduct a regulatory review with the primary goal of streamlining regulations for resource industries.

Martha Kostuch said, “Clearly the Government of Alberta wants to keep discussing the restructuring of the government in secret. They do not want Albertans to be involved.

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For more information, contact Martha Kostuch – 403-845-4667.

Posted January 14, 2005 by russ

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