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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, a branch of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, (the hospital or the ROHCG) received a request pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records relating to the provision of laundry services to the hospital. The hospital denied access to the records in part citing the mandatory third pa ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Peel Regional Police Services Board (the police) received two requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for an audio recording made by a neighbour relating to allegations against the requesters of damage to the neighbour’s property/tree. The police denied access to the record, citing the discretionary pers ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Niagara Regional Police Service received a request under section 36(2) (right of correction) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for correction to a specified report. The police denied the correction request, but added the request as a statement of disagreement to the record. The requester, now the appellant ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant sought access to information relating to a specified gravel pit licence. After considering the objections of the pit operator, the ministry issued an access decision granting the appellant partial access to the records. The ministry claimed that the withheld information qualified for exemption under the third party information exemption unde ... Read More