The Ministry of the Solicitor General (the Ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to a record identified as the "Level III Inspection Report 1992 - Belleville Police Force."
The Ministry granted access to 101 pages of the report in full and denied access to parts of the remaining 15 pages, pursuant to sections 14(1)(b) and (e) and 21 of the Act.
The requester appealed the Ministry's decision and raised the possible application of section 23 of the Act, the "public interest override".
Attempts to mediate the appeal were not successful and the matter proceeded to inquiry. Notice that an inquiry was being conducted to review the Ministry's decision was sent to the appellant, the Ministry, three individuals (the affected persons) and another party (the affected party) whose interests might be affected by disclosure of the record. Written representations were received from the Ministry, the appellant, two of the affected persons and the affected party. For the purposes of this order, the affected persons will be referred to by number 1, 2 and 3.
In its representations, the affected party claims that sections 21(1), 14(1)(a) and (f), 14(2)(a) and 18(1)(f) of the Act apply to the record. The affected party also claims that section 14(1)(b) applies to the entire record.