At first glance it might appear that the Clarklandians are finally starting to do the right thing on the fired Healthworker file:
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has given the health ministry 60 business days to respond to a freedom of information request related to the 2012 firings, instead of the 180 days the ministry wanted.
“After considering the submissions from the Ministry and from the applicants I have decided that the Ministry has not provided sufficient evidence to convince me that it is entitled to a 180-day time extension,” wrote Tabith Foulkes, an intake officer with the OIPC, in a Dec. 14 letter.
“However, in my view the Ministry is entitled to a partial approval of 60 days,” she said...
But here's the thing.
It's the lawyers for the folks affected that want that info.
And they want that info before they will agree to talk to the Ombudspersonage for his 'investigation'.
If those folks are still not going to get that information (which they have already been waiting for for more than six months) until the early spring...
And then they will still have to talk to the Ombudspersonage.
And then the Ombudspersonage will still have to do his various dips and doodles before he actually writes his report.
And then that report will still have to be vetted for various and sundry dibblish and washable things by the kloutish members of the Premier's inner circle.
And, in the meantime, May 9th just may come and go.
If you get what I'm saying.
Story linked to above is from the always diligent Andrew MacLeod in the Tyee...Will be interesting to see which way the Club goes on this....If they notice it all, my hunch is that they will praise the Clarklandians for 'speeding up' the process that they previously encased in extremely opaque cement.