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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Corporation of the City of Oshawa received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records relating to communications between the city clerk services and a named individual between two specified dates relating to the submission of the individual’s draft final report (including the draft fi ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant sought access to police records of a specific incident. The police granted the appellant partial access to the records, relying on the discretionary exemption in section 38(b) (personal privacy) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to deny access to the remaining information in the records. The police did not ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of Thunder Bay (the city) received an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for a settlement agreement that terminated a lease and resolved a lawsuit filed against the city. The city issued a decision to deny access to the requested record under the discretionary solicitor-client privilege exempti ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant is a journalist who submitted an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the City of Greater Sudbury (the city) for records relating to a settlement reached between the city and a former employee of the mayor’s office who had sued the city for wrongful dismissal. The city den ... Read More