OIPCBC Update

Ron Bolin: April 23, 2015

The schedule for the Adjudication process has again been set back by the City in the notifications received from the OIPCBC yesterday.  For the record I include both the notifications received and the responses to them which were sent earlier today.  I cannot help but wonder how I, as an individual, am to respond to an organization with a nearly $200,000,000 budget, with a highly paid Staff of hundreds and a large legal firm behind them.  Graciously, I guess.  With dignity, I hope.
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Dear Ms. Hamilton:
Please advise as to the significance of the statements below for me and for the action under examination.
What, if any, in camera material will be provided to me, and what will be my responsibility in dealing with it? 
Will I be provided with the review undertaken by Adjudicator Ross Alexander?
Thanks for your prompt response.
Ron Bolin
Nanaimo
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Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:06 PM
Subject: OIPC F14-58563
To the Parties,
The public body has provided material that it proposed should be accepted on an in camera basis on File F14-58563.  Adjudicator Ross Alexander has reviewed that material and accompanying reasons and approved that it is properly received in camera
The public body’s initial submission will contain some in camera material. 
If the applicant has any questions regarding this process, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 
Sincerely,
 
 
Cindy Hamilton, Registrar of Inquiries
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.
4th Floor, 947 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8V 3K3
tel. 250-356-7953 | fax 250-387-1696
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Dear Ms. Hamilton:
Please be advised that I do request an extension of time to respond to the City of Nanaimo’s Initial Submission.  I am, however, unclear whether the extra days offered to respond will be limited to the present extension granted to the City or will also encompass the extension previously granted to them as well.
Sincerely,
Ron Bolin
Nanaimo
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Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:59 PM
Subject: OIPC File F14-58563
Dear Mr. Bolin,
 
I am writing to let you know that I have granted an extension of time to receive the City of Nanaimo’s Initial Submission on the above noted file.  I have given them until Thursday, April 30, 2015 to file their submission with you and to this office.  Due to an unexpected unavailability of an affiant, the City finds itself unable to meet this Friday’s deadline.
 
If you request an extension of time to make your response submission, you will be offered an equal amount of extra days to do so.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Cindy Hamilton, Registrar of Inquiries
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.
4th Floor, 947 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8V 3K3
tel. 250-356-7953 | fax 250-387-1696
Follow us on
Twitter | chamilton@oipc.bc.ca
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