Items such as a list of abortion complications are, apparently so, also banned under section 22.1 of The Act….even covering the entire health region.
The “Procedure” now is for a “Resolution Officer” to have 90 days to review the request for records, and “identify opportunities” for an “early resolution”.
The appeal will be a good test to see if abortion complications can be banned from entire regions and even the entire province. If so, there are major concerns involving data collection and even the ability to track problems with private abortion clinics, since they don’t even report their data to the CIHI.
Can you say “regulatory collapse“?
So, in the true spirit of Freedom of Information, we look to the following and hope that democracy prevails:
‘‘the overarching purpose of access to information Legislation is to facilitate democracy. It helps to ensure first, that citizens have the information required to participate meaningfully in the democratic process, and secondly, that politicians and bureaucrats remain accountable to the citizenry.’’