Sun takes CBC to court over FOI

The Sun chain is having fun with the CBC, taking it to court over the latter’s failure to comply with federal Freedom of Information laws. Funny how the media, like CBC, espouse open information from government, but behave like too many bureaucracies in preferring to withhold it. Let’s hear it for the Sun, which is actually doing something important for a change.

Toronto Sun, Sept. 15 2010

CBC, Sun in Freedom of Information tangle

Now that federal Crown Corporations such as CBC are subject to Freedom of Information laws, the Sun newspaper chain has been bombarding them with requests, highlighting executive spending (wonder how much the Sun spends on its executives; since it is private sector, we’ll never know). Anyway, the CBC is getting rather defensive about all this.

Canadian Press, Nov. 25 2008