UCP says Alberta's energy war room's 'internal operations' not subject to freedom of information laws - 2019-10-12

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F0.png UCP says Alberta's energy war room's 'internal operations' not subject to freedom of information laws October 12, 2019, Phil Heidenreich, Global News

The Kenney government's so-called "energy war room," which is aimed at countering criticism of Alberta's energy industry, is coming under fire again after the province revealed its "internal operations" won't be subject to freedom of information laws.

"Albertans should be very worried about this, because what this is essentially doing is saying they (citizens) have no right to know what their government is doing in one of its most secretive areas, in one of its most controversial areas," said Sean Holman, an associate professor of journalism at Calgary's Mount Royal University.

Holman added that the secrecy will make it difficult to hold the government to account for its actions in the war room sphere.

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{{cite news | first = Phil | last = Heidenreich | title = UCP says Alberta's energy war room's 'internal operations' not subject to freedom of information laws | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6024838/ucp-alberta-energy-war-room-freedom-information-oil-environment/ | work = Global News | date = October 12, 2019 | accessdate = October 12, 2019 }}