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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Finance (the ministry or MOF) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to information pertaining to succession planning by the Deposit Insurance Company of Ontario (DICO). Both DICO and the ministry claimed that the records at issue were excluded from the Act pursuant to section ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Health received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to a copy of the regulatory impact assessment regarding draft amendments to regulations under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act. The ministry denied access to the responsive record relying on ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant requested a reconsideration of Order MO-3882. In Order MO-3882, the adjudicator upheld the police’s decision to deny the appellant’s correction request. In this Reconsideration Order, the adjudicator denies the reconsideration request as she finds that the appellant has not established that grounds exist under section 18.01 of th ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This appeal deals with the police’s decision, in response to an access request, to withhold access to parts of a proposal it made to provide policing services to a neighbouring town. The police assert that parts of the proposal are excluded from the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on the basis of the employment and lab ... Read More