Policy group wants UPEI to be under provincial freedom of information act

May 3, 2010

The Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, a Halifax-based policy group, says the University of Prince Edward Island should be included under the province's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A research manager with the institute believes UPEI does not have the right to withhold information. The outgoing president of the university's student newspaper society says UPEI has routinely turned down her requests, including one asking how much money the university's president makes. In an e-mail sent to the CBC, UPEI states it considers salary information of its employees to be private. PEI's attorney general says he would want to meet with UPEI officials before taking any steps to include the university under the act. CBC