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U of O cover up of covert information gathering activities thickens

UofOgate unfolds: CUPE Local 2626 exposes University's lies to IPC

by Denis Rancourt

UofOgate cover up reported on UofOWatch
UofOgate cover up reported on UofOWatch

OTAWA, February 22, 2010 – Sean Kelly, President of the teacher assistant (TA) union (CUPE, Local 2626) at the University of Ottawa, has written a detailed letter to the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario to alert the Commissioner to documented inconsistencies between the University’s legal Representations to the IPC on the one hand and the University’s defence statements against a CUPE grievance on the other hand.  The CUPE letter is posted here:http://rancourt.academicfreedom.ca/Data/Documents/covertsurveillance/ToI...It states: “…[I]n this very broad and important case, the University of Ottawa appears to have made false written statements to the IPC or false verbal statements in legal labour-relations proceedings [to the CUPE]…”  The alleged cover up relates to grievances from two unions (CUPE Local 2626 and the Association of Professors University of Ottawa, APUO) against covert information gathering practiced between 2006 and 2008, made public in a January 2010 report by former physics professor Denis Rancourt and recently reported in the national media: http://rancourt.academicfreedom.ca/background/reportoncovertsurveillance...http://rancourt.academicfreedom.ca/media/news.html- 30 -For further information please contact:Denis Rancourt, claude.cde[at]gmail[dot]com

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