Professor takes URegina to court over FOI request

January 26, 2019

The Regina Leader-Posthas learned that a University of Regina professor is taking the university to court over a Freedom of Information request related to her research into Canada’s oil and gas sector. Emily Eaton, who works in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, asked the university to disclose information related to external research funding for fossil fuel projects in 2017. According to the Leader-Post, URegina denied her FOI despite a recommendation from Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner to release the data. The university stated that it is entitled to withhold access to the funding details per the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Regina Leader-Post (SK)