These appeals were received pursuant to subsection 50(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 (the "Act") which gives a person who has made a request for access to a record under subsection 24(1) or a request for access to personal information under subsection 48(1) a right to appeal any decision of a head under the Act to the Commissioner.
The facts of these cases and procedures employed in making this Order are as follows:
1. On June 2, 1989, the appellants in Appeal Number 890240 ("appellant A" and "appellant B") wrote to the Ontario Women's Directorate (the "OWD") to request access to the following information:
We, the undersigned, formally request copies of all information and documentation resulting from the investigation conducted by Ministry of Government Services, Human Resources Branch in relation to our charges of sexual harassment at the Ontario Women's Directorate.
2. On June 9, 1989, the appellant in Appeal Number 890223 ("appellant C") made the following request:
Please provide me with a complete photocopy of the official complaint filed against [name of appellant C] and a final report of the result of the investigation.
3. On June 30, 1989, the Assistant Deputy Minister of the OWD wrote to each of appellants A, B and C and advised that partial access would be granted in response to their respective requests. The appellants were each given access to summaries of their own comments made to the investigators and to certain parts of the introduction to the investigation report. In addition, each appellant was given access to those recommendations contained in the report which directly related to himself or herself.