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Nova Scotia politician files privacy complaint after health issues disclosed

HALIFAX — A former Nova Scotia cabinet minister says he has filed a privacy complaint alleging his personal health information was disclosed by the premier's chief of staff.

Kirby McVicar told reporters on Monday that Andrew Younger was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he also had a brain tumour.

Younger says he has been diagnosed with PTSD, but he does not have a brain tumour and he never told McVicar that he had one.

He says members of his family were unaware of his condition and now he has to deal with their concerns as a result of the disclosure.

Younger says he filed a complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the privacy officer with the Department of Health.

The privacy commissioner's office says it does not comment on whether it has received a complaint.

McVicar spoke about Younger's health when he was explaining his role in a conversation in February that Younger secretly taped.

The Canadian Press

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