Sunday, February 28, 2010


Not me, but some ratepayers are. It has recently come to my attention that at least two citizens, who have been critical of politicians, staff, procedures and some dealings at the County, have had personal information released by the CAO of the County of Dufferin (remember THE top bureaucrat for the County) to their employers.

If there are two out there that I know about, it would be my assumption there are more.

Is the CAO acting alone or on orders of Council to stifle citizen involvement and throw the fear of god into citizens who might want to exercise their democratic right as a Canadian citizen?

Perhaps Councillors don't know about it, but they should. Hope someone here passes this information on to any of them.

And the CAO for the County of Dufferin, being THE top bureaucrat at the County should have enough knowledge to know a little something about the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, MFIPPA, which specifically prohibits these actions.

Here is a link to the Privacy Commissioners website. Perhaps someone at the County should read it before beleagured Dufferin taxpayers wind up paying yet more legal fees for something completely avoidable:
ADDENDUM FROM THIS MORNINGS POST:The CAO should be careful. If these people get pissed enough, they may run for Council, become the Warden and then the CAO will be working for them. Perhaps the CAO should just let sleeping dogs lie???? Or at the very least, let people exercise their democratic right.


  1. I wish their stories could go to the Press.

  2. This is a blog posted on the internet and anyone is free to send a link to anyone they wish.

    I do not, however, want anyone to get associated with this and face the backlash about someone who doesn't have the courage of their convictions to come out publically as the blog author-eventually that will become clear to everyone who read this, but it is up to anyone to do what they choose to do.

    Thanks for everyone's support.

  3. Yes, count me in as another unnamed victim of a privacy violation