Friday, June 15, 2012

Open Information Report Cards, so Christy says

Search Criteria like this:    Report Card Data  generates a haphazard lot (Garbage IN Garbage OUT) of answers to WHERE ARE THEY, that is the whole lot of Posted FOIs that the BC Liberal Government claims that seekers (Lawyers, Media, Individuals, Political Parties) pay for, the Government posts them for FREE for others to read and then .......what?

There's a Rider though....... they're up on the screen at Open Info for the briefest of times, then they are dumped.

Its one thing to find a singular specific FOI , but to find a Report Card for every year that the BC Liberal Government has fought tooth and nail not to be an Open and Transparent government....., you'd think that just listing off every FOI that has been generated would come with a Description of what is contained within it.   But oh no, that's not they way they do business.

For example, the only thing that is even remotely open, it's the section below, Ministry by Ministry, as in "Office of the Premier", where you might find this "OOP-2011-00472":

  "OOP-2011-00472"   doesn't tell you anything than what you see, no frigging Description, HOWEVER, if you copy it into Google and add this    ""  in front, you get this as of June 15, 2012:  OOP-2011-00472    and you get two results, possibly Three like this:

  1. Report Card Data
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    1 May 2012 – EndDate Range= April 01, 2011 to March 31, 2012. Status= Closed .... OOP-2011-00526. 22. 31-Oct-2011 ...... OOP-2011-00472. 30. 12-Oct- ...
  2. [PDF] 

    FOI Request: #CTZ-2012-00011 Requests Received
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    posted on and which ones will not; If there are no written copies of the ...... All records related to the August 26, 2011 publication on of FOI request OOP-2011-00244. Labour ...... OOP-2011-00472 ...
  3. [PDF] 

    Report Card Data
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    CRITERIA: EndDate Range= April 01, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Status= Closed ...... CFD-2010-00472. 44. 15-Apr-2010 ...... OOP-2011-00040. 11. 11-Feb-2011 ...

UPDATE: June 16, 2012.... Government GCPE have been busy overnight by launching two items.    Try this as a Search Criteria  "OOP-2011-00472" 

Third one down has the right number but the title of the File is way off the mark, but what the heck, the Government isn't making this easy so why not hit the Fourth Link, eh.

Once inside that document you have to use your Control F keystroke and enter OOP-2011-00472

And this is what you get for your effort:

Description: The Outlook Calendar of the Director of Communications for the timeframe September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011.

Don't you think Christy would make it a lot easier on everyone and just give us the Information on one page.

  Freedom of Information Request Statistics


       Yearly Archive

The following quarterly trend line reports (PDF) have been refreshed as of January 01, 2012.


January - March
Quarterly Archive


Yearly Archive


10 Year Archive

UPDATE June 16, 2012

January 1 to December 31 2011
All FOI Requests
No links to documents though
Search Criteria

FOI Requests Received
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
Data refreshed: January 16, 2012 ... questions: How many veterans are there in BC who file income tax returns; ..... PSA-2011-00169 ..... All records related to the processing and handling of FOI requests OOP-2011-00265, FIN-2011-00116, ..... mid-March launch of its new Website: The project ...
to July 12, 2011
No links to documents though

FOI Requests Received SSB-2011-00024
22 Jul 2011 – CRITERIA. Start Date Range: to July 12, 2011. Category: Formal. Category: General. Applicant Type: Other Governments; Other Public Body ...
1. =  January 01, 2010 to March 06, 2012

  1. CTZ-2012-00024 Coroner's Service of BC Requests Received
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    FOI Request Number: CTZ-2012-00024. Coroner's Service of BC. Requests Received. Date Range Queried: January 01, 2010 to March 06, 2012. Criteria: ...
  2. [PDF] 

    FOI Request: #CTZ-2012-00011 Requests Received
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    FOI Requests\CTZ-2012-00011\CTZ-2012-00011 (Jan, 27, 2012).rpt ...... Federal Crime Omnibus Bill on BC: The Office of the Attorney General including all staff, ...

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