Public Interest Paramount and Revenge of the Proletariat Mooks
"Whether or not a request for access is made, the head of a public body must, without delay, disclose to an applicant information about a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of a group of people."
You can read my article from June entitled Open Source Ops: Covfefe Disclosure is Paramount and then if you read articles about Public Authority Liability you'll see, they don't really have a choice. All this acting in bad faith on their part is needless, just opening them up for personal liability. But now that the Privacy Commissioner himself has weighed in with his extortion, the stakes, they grow higher.