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Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner is pleased with the FOIP and LA FOIP Amendments

June 13, 2016

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C. is pleased with the announcement by the Minister of Justice regarding proposed amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) which are in part reflective of proposals made by the Commissioner’s office this past year.

The Commissioner views these amendments as a first step of many in updating the access and privacy legislation in Saskatchewan. He stated,

I see legislative reform as a continuous work in progress.  In the upcoming years, my office will propose additional amendments to both Acts as needed and changes are identified.

In addition, I look forward to further work on the COIP and LA FOIP Regulations once the amendments to the two Acts are passed.

The Commissioner also indicated that,

My office is also working on proposed amendments to The Health Information Protection Act. Those will be introduced in my Annual Report to be tabled by the end of June.

The Commissioner will be available to answer questions on the day of this release at or after 3:00 p.m.

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