The CBC reports here that Bill 29 in Newfoundland and Labrador would amend the provincial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This bill will allow for the provincial government to be more secretive. It will be able to keep ministerial briefings secret, ignore requests for information seen as frivolous by cabinet ministers and stop the auditor general from access to certain records. The cabinet secrecy rules will be broadened, which could lead to factual information being kept from the public. The public will also not be able to access ministerial briefing notes any longer.
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