This letter constitutes my Order in your appeal from the decision of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (the "institution") regarding your request for information made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 (the "Act").
The appeal file indicates that on January 17, 1989, you wrote to the institution asking for access to the following materials which related to a job competition in which you had been an unsuccessful candidate:
1. Copy of the Selection Criteria developed for the interview
2. Copy of Standardized Questions formulated based on the Selection Criteria
3. Copy of Expected Answers to the questions
4. Copies of my interview responses, ratings and rankings, as well as that of the candidate you have hired for the position
5. Details of the hired candidate's educational background, knowledge, skills and experience
By letter dated February 14, 1989, the institution responded to your request as follows:
Access is granted to copies of the Selection Criteria, the questions and related defined ratings, your ratings, the handwritten notes of the Selection Committee Members, and the total rating of the successful candidate. The handwritten notes of the Selection Committee Members are not verbatim recordings of your responses, but notes which are to assist the Committee members in rating each candidate at the end of their interview. Should you find these photocopies too difficult to read, arrangements can be made with Diane Conners to review the originals at the Kingston Area Office.
Access is denied to the successful candidate's responses and ratings for each selection criteria (sic) as well as the selected candidate's education, knowledge, skills and experience under Section 21(3)(d) of the Act. This provision applies as this is considered to be an unjustified invasion of that individual's privacy.