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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (the TRCA) received two requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to a particular property. After notifying affected parties, the TRCA issued two decisions granting full access to these records. The affected parties appealed the T ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to a copy of the drug analysis report for the appellant’s son. The ministry issued a decision advising that access to the requested records could not be granted as the information did ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted an access request to the Independent Electricity System Operator (the IESO) for annual pricing information from 2016 until 2064 for energy services that will be paid to Bruce Power for the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. The IESO denied access to the information in two records under section 20(1) of the Electricity Act, 1998 (the ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for communications between a named city councillor and an individual the city retained to investigate a particular matter. The city denied access on the basis that such communications would not be within its custody or control. After the appellant appeale ... Read More