Stonewalled’: Trans Mountain hides dealings with private security and spy firms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 202294 Views

Nov 28, 2022

Federally-owned pipeline company refuses to release contracts or reports

A federally owned pipeline company is withholding records that would expose its dealings with private security and intelligence firms by citing blanket exemptions under access-to-information law.

Calgary-based Trans Mountain responded to a request to see its contracts with these agencies, along with reports delivered under those deals, by refusing to release a single piece of paper, prompting CBC News to lodge an official complaint.

“Trans Mountain Corporation cannot provide the records you have requested as they are exempt under the [Access to Information] Act,” wrote Shelley Sapieha, information and records management adviser, in a letter copied to the company’s general counsel Kevin Thrasher.

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