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Web co-ordinator wins battle over billboards

All Rami Tabello wanted was information about Toronto billboards. Whathe got was an Ontario ruling that suggested city bureaucrats arestonewalling the public.

All Rami Tabello wanted was information about Toronto billboards. What he got was an Ontario ruling that suggested city bureaucrats are stonewalling the public.
Tabello is co-ordinator of a website called illegalsigns.ca and has been working diligently to rid the city of what he believes are thousands of illegal billboards. He’s filed hundreds of Freedom of Information requests with the city over the years, but said he’s been stymied in recent FOI attempts.
“The city processed over 500 of our FOIs for billboard records,” he said. “It was only after our website launched that they refused to process any more.”
Tabello appealed the city’s position to the Ontario government and was rewarded with a favourable ruling from the Information and Privacy Commissioner.


 
 
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