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  • William Daniels
    June 13, 2012 - 19:53

    This government obviously has something very big to hide.

  • steve
    June 13, 2012 - 10:14

    Your premise is without merit, Grow-up. If the government wanted actual consultation, they would have told people what they proposed to do with this legislation, and then consulted them. People are not going to turn up to a consultation with no information. Yes, sometimes you do have to withhold certain information, but the old ATIPPA already did that. Minutes from closed meetings could be withheld under the previous version of ATIPPA. The media and members of the opposition are there to help keep governments accountable, no matter what your political stripe. That's the difference between a democracy and an elected dictatorship. Why don't you move to some communist country? You can be sure that the government there will not give out too much information about what they are doing.

  • Grow-Up Grow-Op
    June 13, 2012 - 07:28

    The people of the province were given a chance to comment on this beofre it came to the House, no one did. The opposition never rallied thier troops, too bad too late. Just a stunt now on their part. Sometimes people need their privacy protected. Sometimes in the interest of national security or provincial benefit, things need to be on a need-to-know basis. Sometimes minutes made in closed meetings needs to be kept private for longer to ensure that people spek thier mind to make better decisions. People can on purpose bog down the information request system so bad that valid applications are done poorly or not quick enough. These hostile applications are put in by members of the opposition or media for no other reason than to make themselves relevant for dirt digging. The opposition mentality and practice of this is now showing in the filibuster. The opposition is making themselves look bad.

    • Holden
      June 13, 2012 - 11:09

      "GROW-OP" now that explains the state of mind which thinks this way. By the way I was not consulted. Changes like this should hav been mailed to each household. So goes democracy.