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CBC handling increased access to information requests

Briefs | 01/03/2008 1:10 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada has announced it is beefing up its Access to Information Office in response to a greater-than-anticipated volume of requests under the Access to Information Act. Since coming under the Act on September 1, 2007, CBC has received almost 500 requests. The total is by far the most made of any Crown Corporation that came under the act on the same date – CBC field more than seven times as many ATI requests in September than any other Crown Corporation. "CBC/Radio-Canada takes its responsibilities under the Act seriously and will put in place processes and resources to respond to the flow of requests as quickly as possible," said Meg Angevine, CBC's Access to Information Coordinator. "We have engaged an expert in access to information who will provide us with advice on how best to reorganise our resources. In the interim, we are actively filling additional positions to help us administer the backlog and get on a better footing."

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