An investigation uncovered negligent searches for records, failure to keep adequate email records, a failure to document searches and the willful destruction of records in response to FOI requests.
"There's significant work required to ensure that access to information rights remain meaningful and effective in Nova Scotia."
Our data published by the Chief Information Officer of B.C. reveal that the FOI situation in this province has gotten significantly worse over the last decade. It seems that thousands of those pesky records have simply disappeared. The figures beg an obvious question: what happened? What brought on this staggering decline in the government's ability to find records in response to FOI requests?