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Yesterday, Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney suggested that Canadian energy is produced "at the highest environmental, human rights and labour standards on Earth." #abpoli #ableg /1
He also said he wants Alberta to "fight back" against people who "lie about how we produce energy" and to "tell the truth assertively." /2
Then he said Ottawa plans to impose new laws that "will make it impossible to get pipelines approved in the future." /3
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@mindingottawa @scottbrison @apratte @denisebatters @SenElaineMcCoy @senatcarignan ⬆️ 1/ Lawmakers attempt to erase Scott Brison’s fingerprints from regressive Access to Information bill C-58. #cdnfoi #ATI
@mindingottawa @scottbrison @apratte @denisebatters @SenElaineMcCoy @senatcarignan 2/ @SenElaineMcCoy: “People are asking for innocent information...and they get information back within 2 or 3 years if they’re lucky.”
@mindingottawa @scottbrison @apratte @denisebatters @SenElaineMcCoy @senatcarignan 3/ @senatcarignan: “We want to make sure there is...more transparency, greater accountability.”
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This has been a frustrating week for a lot of reasons. This is one:

An important part of doing this job is demanding info from governments. There are laws that govern this. Journalists just call them freedom of information (FOI) or access to information (ATIP) laws #cdnfoi /1
At any given time I have about a dozen FOI requests out in the world about all kinds of stuff. When I think of something, I ask for something. @DeanBeeby taught me that for every 10 requests you send out you might get 1 back with actual info you wanted. It’s a numbers game /2
It is also crazy expensive. It costs $5 every time I make a request at city hall or with a Queen’s Park ministry/agency. That’s $5 just for the luxury of having to wait many, many months to likely get stonewalled /3
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