Commissioner Initiates Investigation Into Allegations Involving the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board

June 26, 2007

Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work will open an investigation into recent allegations involving private investigators working for the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board.

Commissioner Work will look into what kind of information had been collected by the investigators who had been hired by the EUB to monitor hearings in Rimbey into a proposed high voltage power line.

Last week, allegations were made that the private investigators may have collected, used and disclosed more information than they should have under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).

The Commissioner will investigate those allegations and will work with the EUB to determine what information was collected and how that information was used.