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Privacy commissioner says he won’t check secret Elections N.L. report

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • Michael Harvey states he wasn’t even consulted regarding the request from Premier Andrew Furey.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s data and privacy commissioner, Michael Harvey, says he wasn’t consulted about the premier’s objective to have him study a report on alleged bullying and harassment at Elections N.L.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s privacy commissioner states he won’t check a secret report that purportedly details alleged bullying and harassment at Elections N.L., despite Premier Andrew Furey’s saying he would.

Furey stated Tuesday he requested Michael Harvey’s office to “scrub the report” before releasing it to the people.

Read more: Opposition MHAs want explanations on secret Elections N.L. report

Newfoundland and Labrador’s privacy commissioner states he won’t check a secret report that purportedly details alleged bullying and harassment at Elections N.L., despite Premier Andrew Furey’s saying he would

But in a news release sent Thursday, Michael Harvey said he hadn’t had time to assess the proposal before Furey — flanked by Justice Minister John Hogan — told journalists about the plans.

“I had not been consulted before getting this request,” Harvey stated in Thursday’s release. “Less than a half-hour after … Executive Council gave a news release indicating that the records had been sent to my office for ‘check and analysis to ensure the complainants’ personal information is protected.’ Also, the premier and lawyer general held a media availability about this matter.”

Source – cbc.ca

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