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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A requester made an access request to the TTC for its production review meeting minutes, contractual meeting minutes and the monthly progress reports with a named company in relation to its streetcar order. After notifying the named company, the TTC granted partial access to the responsive records. The named company appealed the TTC’s decision on th ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The ministry received a two-part request relating to the evaluation required under section 71(3) of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act. The ministry relied upon section 12 (cabinet records) to deny access in full to the responsive records. During mediation, the appellant narrowed his request to access to the record responsive to par ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made an access request to the City of Toronto (the city) under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to view at the city’s offices, and make a copy of, the city’s copy of a plumber’s report. The city allowed the appellant to view the report at the city and provided him with a copy of this report ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Township of Oro-Medonte (the township) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records pertaining to consultation with an Aboriginal group relating to a specified location. The township conducted two separate searches for responsive records. At mediation, the appellant indicated that th ... Read More