Access to information fee hike a concern

Reprinted with permission from CBC News

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Thursday, May 9, 2002

Halifax  The person responsible for overseeing the province's access to information law is speaking out against the Hamm government's new access fees.

Darce Fardy says the increases are already having an effect on the number of cases reviewed.

He says the jump in fees from $5 to $25 per request will place government information out of the hands of most taxpayers.

The government says it costs $700,000 to administer the access law. But Fardy says he has no idea where the Hamm government gets that figure.

 

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