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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for copies of the submissions made in response to the ministry’s Request for Qualifications concerning the reconstruction of a portion of a highway. The ministry denied access to the records in part under the mandatory thir ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A specified public well in the City of Hamilton (the city) was identified as having excessively high levels of arsenic in it, and as a result, public access to the well was restricted. The appellant made a multi-part, detailed request to the city under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Privacy Act (the Act) for records relate ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of Toronto (the city) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records relating to communications the appellant had with an employment and social service worker. The city provided the appellant with access to portions of the responsive records. The appellant claimed that additional ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to Cabinet Office for mandate letters provided by the Premier to all Ontario government ministries and two non-portfolio responsibilities. Cabinet Office located responsive records and denied access to them on the basis of the mandatory exemption in section 12(1) ... Read More