The Nova Scotia Opposition Progressive Conservatives party wrote in a letter the Transportation Department will not fulfill a request made by Privacy Commissioner Catherine Tully on the management fees and bonuses paid to the private operator of a ferry that travels from Yarmouth to Maine, the Vancouver Sun reports. Deputy Minister Paul LaFleche said the department has no plans to honor Tully’s inquiry. “There is a legitimate public interest in protecting the confidential commercial information of third-party businesses,” LaFleche wrote. Tully said she was not surprised by the response. “We’ve seen a pattern as I reported in my annual report over the past year or two, where the government has been quite frequently rejecting recommendations for further disclosure that I make,” Tully said.
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