Council wants to charge for Freedom of Information requests

Common Council wants the province to reinstate fees for Freedom of Information requests.

Councillor David Merrithew got unanimous approval for his motion to have the city lobby the province to bring back fees for requests for information.  Merrithew says while the city certainly wishes to continue to be open and forthright, the cost of retrieving information has increased steadily. So far this year, there have been 66 such requests, a third of them coming from media.