We all know the court system moves like a snail.
However, we’ve found something that rivals that slow judicial system – getting information under the Federal Access to Information Act.
It was almost six years ago, the summer of 2010, when CKNW reporter Janet Brown filed a Freedom of Information request with a federal organization.
Five days later she received notice saying “that information could not be provided.”
Weeks later she filed a complaint to the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada.
This week, January 2016, she finally received a letter from an investigator with the Office who said “we regret the delay.”
Why did it take so long?
“A large backlog of complaints – over 2200- plus a lack of resources.”
The question remained, is she still interested in pursuing the complaint?
Janet’s not sure after five years, as she can’t remember what it was she was looking for.