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Tracking the warning emails on Olympic village

April 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The wheels of Freedom of Information grind slowly, slowly, but I finally got an answer last week to two questions: What record was there of meetings attended by the city’s chief financial officer, Estelle Lo, related to the Olympic Village? And what emails did she send to city hall staffers or councillors about the village?

According to FOI officer Paul Hancock, there is no record of her attending any meetings — a finding that several councillors didn’t know what to make of. (Suzanne Anton is sure she was there. Raymond Louie says it seems like she was being sidelined.) He also wrote to me that after an exhaustive search, he found only one email, but it’s a long one.

My story on this in the Globe is here.

Estelle’s email, or as much of it as I got, is here.


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