Joe Couture, writing for the StarPhoenix, quotes Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson:
“I’m confounded when I see an assertion that names and simple biographies and phone numbers and so on of people working in senior positions in government, that somehow this should be confidential material. I could find most of this stuff if I took the time to do some searching,” he said, noting not releasing the books “seems to extend the shroud of secrecy over a wider range of material” than needed.
Dickinson has a whole whack of legislative reforms he’s suggesting in his annual report. After reading about the above incident, it shouldn’t surprise you that he thinks our freedom of information laws need updating.