B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to release report on Mount Polley

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner set to release investigation report Thursday on Mount Polley Mine.

  • Jun. 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham will release an investigation report on Thursday, July 2 that examines whether the B.C. government had a duty to warn and inform citizens about a tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley mine under section 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Commissioner’s report will also make an important finding in the application of the public interest disclosure provisions of s. 25(1)(b) of the act, the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. said Tuesday in a press release.

Investigation Report F15-02: Review of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond failure and public interest disclosure by public bodies will be available for download at www.oipc.bc.ca on Thursday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m.