Are Transit Police violating civil rights?
That’s the question being asked by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
B.C. Director of the Taxpayers Federation Jordan Bateman says the online form to complete a Freedom Of Information request with Transit Police asks for a date of birth, a driver’s licence and place where the licence was issued.
That’s all information Bateman says is not required by the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act,” and feels Transit Police have no business asking for it.
“It’s concerning and a good way to chill out some people who maybe want some information from the police agency but don’t want to provide their identification to the police. It certainly starts to nibble at the edges of our civil rights.”
Transit Police have tweeted the information is needed to ensure no one else gets it, if it’s a personal request.