Restaurant inspection reports to go online: government

Rick Lipsey
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The provincial government moved to put restaurant inspection reports online today, making them more publicly available.

Service NL Minister Nick McGrath said the reports have always been available on request, but that access will now be easier.

Reporters were told that this is just one step in the government's efforts to be more transparent.

Public engagement minister Keith Hutchings said the announcement today is, "all about making access easier."

Representatives of the restaurant industry were at the government announcement, and embraced the move, saying it will bolster public confidence.

While inspection reports have always been accessible upon request through the regional Government Service Centres (GSC), the new system will allow information from these reports to be made available online in PDF format.

Reports are generally posted by inspectors on a monthly basis and though the new online tool captures inspections from April 1, 2012 onwards, older inspection reports are still available in paper copy from the GSCs.


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  • FYI
    November 26, 2012 - 10:14

    Link to the inspection reports

  • EDfromRED
    November 23, 2012 - 06:47

    Now when are they going to do something about the information blackout that Bill 29 has caused? Probably a few months before the next election they'll make a big show of repealing it -- after the big dirt's been buried-- and act all innocent. Seeing the PC's (Propaganda & Censorship Party) just appointed a defender of this disgraceful bill to the NL Supreme Court, I guess they have a Ace in the hole at court to make sure they experience no repercussions for their misdeeds. The Telegram should write up an obituary for the death of truth and justice in this province. The biggest crooks are running the place, and the evidence is being blacked out!

  • Tourism worker
    November 23, 2012 - 06:30

    How about a link to the pdf's please.. cant seem to find them, it would be very good to see as i constantly reccomend tourists to restaurants in the city daily at work. Would be great to know for sure I am sending them to the cleanest places. I am all for transparancy like this and we need more! especially transparancy with gov't spending / bonuses.. It is not right to keep imformation from the public of any kind but especially about their own gov't, if anything it only instills a lack of confidence in our elected officials.

  • Political Watcher
    November 22, 2012 - 11:42

    Too bad Paul Davis couldn't do this when first asked; I guess he enjoy's fishing too much.