B.C. government keeps key parts of procurement conflict of interest report secret

The Crown corporation that regulates private colleges claims it has tightened procurement policies after it retained a law firm connected to its CEO without a tendering process in 2012.

But Private Career Training Institutions of Agency of B.C. and the Advanced Education Ministry are keeping secret nearly two-and-a-half pages of a three-page Feb. 21, 2013 report on PCTIA’s Legal Procurement Practices. They cited exemptions in the Freedom of Information law that protect policy advice and prevent disclosure of information that the government fears may harm its finances.



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