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Alberta Freedom Of Information Law: Government To Visit Towns Across Province For Input

06/13/2013 12:54 EDT | Updated 08/13/2013 05:12 EDT
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EDMONTON - The Alberta government plans to hit the road for six weeks this summer to get input on changes to its freedom of information law.

The Liberals say the hearings are a waste since an all-party legislature committee reviewed the rules two years ago and made 24 recommendations that have been ignored.

Don Scott, associate minister in charge of the file, says the government's public information sessions will run between now until the end of July.

The review is to focus on how to make freedom of information rules more user-friendly.

Feedback is to be compiled into a report that will be made public.

Liberal critic Laurie Blakeman says Scott is either not aware of the earlier review's report or is just looking for something to do to keep busy this summer.

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