In question period on Tuesday the matter of all those Freedom of Information requests about PavCo that Bob Mackin has been filing to try and get to the bottom of that Crown Corp's billion dollar boondoggles.
Here is how things went down:
D. Routley (NDP): The Premier has made claims to open government being one of her top three priorities, even telling the media that information belongs to the public. Yet on Friday we learned that investigative journalist Bob Mackin received a letter from PavCo telling him they have applied under the Freedom of Information Act to bar him from "frivolous and vexatious" claims to information. Does the Premier agree with this outrageous act by PavCo to silence one of its chief critics?
Hon. R. Coleman (BCL; Minister Responsible for Everything): The individual that the member refers to has been making and has received some information with regards to information and privacy from PavCo. But the members opposite and the members of this House should know that he is 89 percent of all the requests of information and privacy at PavCo. It's a large volume of work, so they were finally to the point where some of it became ridiculously frivolous in their minds. They asked and they have gone forward to ask the commissioner for an opinion.
You catch that?
The mighty, all knowing, all Darth Vaderish Mr. Rich Coleman, who is afraid to say Mr. Mackin's name out loud, admitted that yes, the Snooklandians are attempting shut down he who must not be named's ability to file such requests.
As for the other 11%?
Well, I figure at least 10.7% of them have probably come from....
And how is Snoodklandia's own version of Voldemort striking back?...Well....He's started up #RoofLeaks which, if it is even half as successful as #LiquorLeaks was in thwarting Darth's attempts to privatize all things booze, will very likely serve all British Columbians pretty darned well.