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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) received a multi-part request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to the WSIB’s chronic mental stress (CMS) policy and claims. The WSIB issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive records, relying on sections 13(1) (adv ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Township of Clearview (the township) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to all records relating to four decisions it made regarding certain municipal road matters. After its search, the township issued a decision allowing partial access to the records. Ultimately, the townsh ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The police received an access request, under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act), for records relating to two specified complaints made to the OIPRD. The police initially denied access to the responsive records. During mediation, the appellant raised the issue of reasonable search. The police conducted another sear ... Read More