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The CBC won an appealed of a decision of P.E.I.'s freedom of information and protection of privacy commissioner that would have kept secret the names of those who received money through the Provincial Nominee Program, also known as PNP
The provincial government is reviewing whether or not to appeal a recent court decision that allowed for the release of the names of Provincial Nominee Program recipients.
In response to questions about the province's intentions since the judgment's release, Innovation Minister Al Roach issued a statement Monday.
"The decision is currently under review by the province and a decision to either comply with the decision or appeal the decision will be made following that review," he said.
Almost seven months after the initial hearing, Justice Wayne Cheverie issued his decision Friday on the CBC's appeal of a 2010 ruling by former privacy commissioner Judy Haldemann.
In her decision, Haldemann denied requests to release the names of companies that received units under the Provincial Nominee Program.
Cheverie ruled there was nothing to support the finding that any third parties involved would suffer harm if the government released the names, although he decided against allowing the release of the amount of money each company received.
If the province decides to appeal, it has to file its notice of appeal within 30 days of Cheverie's ruling.