McMaster appeals ruling on compensation disclosure

April 1, 2008

McMaster University is asking for a judicial review of a recent ruling by Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. In January, the IPC supported the Hamilton Spectator's 2006 request for access to McMaster president Peter George's contract, "including salary, benefits, pension and a list of all other entitlements (for example a list of allowable expenses such as housing, terms of travel whether first class or business class, memberships in clubs and associations and other perquisites and benefits).” The University felt such detailed disclosure would be a violation of George's privacy rights. Maclean's   

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