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Canada Dashboard Digest | NLTA asks Supreme Court to weigh in on public servants' salary disclosures Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 17, 2019


The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association wants the Supreme Court of Canada to determine whether the salaries of public servants within the province should be available to the public, CBC News reports. The province’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision, ruling the names of public servants are required to be released with salary information under access-to-information laws. The case "directly affects thousands of public servants in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by establishing a new legal precedent for the interpretation of access to information legislation nationwide, impacts upon the privacy rights of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who work for public institutions," NLTA Lawyers Tom Williams and Kyle Rees wrote in filings to the Supreme Court.
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