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Privacy commissioner wants more information out there

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has called on the provincial government and other public bodies in the province to proactively disclose information in the public interest, regardless of any urgency to do so.

Denham’s recommendation is found in her report, released this month, on last summer’s Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam breach that released effluent into three B.C. lakes.

Just days after the disaster last August, Denham’s office received complaints alleging the government had information indicating the tailings pond presented a risk...