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BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Urges Govt to Declare BC Police Chief Associations to be Public Bodies

BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham wrote a letter urging the BC government to declare the two BC associations of chiefs of police to be public bodies, and make the associations subject to public freedom of information laws. I am disappointed that the letter does not do more to educate the public about the

By |2014-11-24T22:01:45+00:00April 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

OIPC Launches Inquiry into Police Chief Associations

The BC Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating the legal nature and practices of British Columbia's two police chief associations and, as part of that process, will be soliciting public input until January 17th, 2014 (revised deadline is now February 14, 2014.). Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is considering whether to recommend that the

By |2013-12-19T04:29:40+00:00December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

BC Police Chief Association Records

It would be great for other people knowledgeable about policing in British Columbia to go through these records that I've obtained pertaining to the BC Association of Chiefs of Police and BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police. If you do,  please tell me what you learn. Here's the back story: Are BC Police Chiefs

By |2013-11-20T02:29:35+00:00November 19th, 2013|2 Comments

Op-ed on Halifax Election Published in The Coast

(I just published the following article in The Coast in Halifax. Can't say I'm feeling inspired by the comments below it -- and I'm trying to defend these guys' rights to fair elections becaaaaussse...?? Oh, I'm sure there's a good reason, it just slips my mind right now what it is. rw) Was Halifax' e-vote

By |2014-01-12T06:46:25+00:00June 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Elections Ontario Releases Damning Report on Internet Voting

Elections Ontario's "Alternative Voting Technologies Report" released today tries to put an optimistic face on things -- e.g. expressing hope that a unique, enforced, province-wide government-issued ID card could help solve some of the problems -- but generally they admit that online voting is too risky. A few quotes from their rundown of other jurisdictions:

By |2014-01-12T06:46:56+00:00June 25th, 2013|2 Comments
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