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The Purposes of the Acts

The purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act are:

a) To provide a right of access to information under the control of government organizations in accordance with the following principles:

information should be available to the public;

exemptions to the right of access should be limited and specific;

decisions on the disclosure of government information may be reviewed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

b) To protect personal information held by government organizations and to provide individuals with a right of access to their own personal information.

The purposes of the Personal Health Information Protection Act are:

To protect the confidentiality of personal health information in the custody or control of health information custodians and to provide individuals with a right of access to their own personal health information and the right to seek correction of such information, with limited exceptions.


The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act


The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Personal Health Information Protection Act

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