Repeal Bill 29 Petition
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) and the NDP Caucus are circulating a petition calling for the repeal of Bill 29.
Interested members of the public are invited to contact Gerry's office, and are welcome to circulate the petition and collect signatures.
3rd Floor, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
The text of the petition is as follows:
The Right to Know
TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
The petition of the undersigned residents, Humbly Sheweth;
WHEREAS with the passage of Bill 29, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (Amendment) Act, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has weakened citizens’ access to information and has reduced government transparency; and
WHEREAS the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has moved towards greater secrecy and less openness; and
WHEREAS the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is breaking its own commitment for greater transparency, accountability and freedom of information which it said at one time was the hallmark of its government;
WHEREUPON the undersigned, your Petitioners, humbly pray and call upon the House of Assembly to urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to repeal the passage of Bill 29.
AND as in duty bound your Petitioners will ever pray.