OTTAWA – Canada’s national police force is violating the rights of some Canadians trying to access RCMP documents, according to the country’s information watchdog.
Access to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault says over the past months her office began receiving complaints from individuals saying they were not hearing back from the RCMP after filing access to information requests.
“This past year at some point, they just completely stopped responding,” Legault said of the RCMP. “Requesters were complaining to my office, but we didn’t even have any response from the institution.”
The commissioner plans to reveal details about this in her next annual report, scheduled for release Sept. 16.
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