Unfortunately, MIN bloggers have been blocked from accessing public council meeting videos or live streaming videos on the City of Nanaimo website. This is not the first time. Ever since this council took office in 2014 Mid Island News has had a problem with being blocked.
Who knew that writing a blog on municipal politics in Canada would result in being denied access to a government website? This is on par with a third world dictatorship. To our knowledge, MIN has never disparaged any member of council on our blog nor any city staff member.
There is a code of ethics that computer professionals should follow. Municipal employees who knowingly block access to public government websites are committing a criminal offense. When documents or videos are public that means that they should be accessible to ALL of the public.
Looking forward to a new council in 2018.