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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the Township of Russell (the township) for the evaluation grids for 20 properties that were evaluated by members of a subcommittee as part of an initiative to relocate the Embrun Branch Library. The township provided the appellan ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Town of Ajax (the town) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to the Central Park Ajax development and a named company. The town issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive records with severances made under section 10(1) (third party inform ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A school bus consortium that is not an institution under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) received a request under the Act for copies of most recent school bus contracts between a named school bus operator and the consortium for bus services in Kingston, Ontario. The consortium issued a decision denying access t ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A media requester submitted a request to Metrolinx under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to data showing the use of Child PRESTO cards on the Toronto Transit Commission subway system. Metrolinx denied access to the responsive record, citing the application of the discretionary economic and other interests exem ... Read More