Fix the FOIPOP por­tal says d’En­tremont

Tri-County Vanguard - - NEWS -

PC House Leader Chris d’En­tremont, MLA for Ar­gyleBar­ring­ton, says if open­ness and trans­parency was a pri­or­ity for the Stephen McNeil Lib­er­als, they wouldn’t have waited eight months to fix the FOIPOP por­tal.

Last March, a FOIPOP breach hap­pened that re­sulted in the pri­vate in­for­ma­tion of thou­sands of Nova Sco­tians’ be­ing com­pro­mised and it has be­come clear that the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment is no closer to a plan than it was then.

“We are com­ing up to one year since Nova Sco­tians were made aware of this in­ci­dent,” says d’En­tremont. “This ser­vice is paid for by the tax­pay­ers of Nova Sco­tia and eight months have gone by with no real progress to show for it.”

“The way the FOIPOP scan­dal was han­dled was a fail­ure by this gov­ern­ment. There con­tin­ues to be no ac­count­abil­ity from this gov­ern­ment for leav­ing peo­ple’s per­sonal in­for­ma­tion wide open,” says d’En­tremont. “If this min­is­ter can’t get it done, then it’s time to find one who can.”

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