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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Interim Order PO-3869-I arose from a request for records held by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the board). The appellant appealed the board’s search for records, taking the position that it was not reasonable and more responsive records should exist. At adjudication, reasonable search was the sole issue in dispute. The adjudicator ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (the board) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records relating to the appellant’s daughter. The board granted the appellant partial access to the records it identified as responsive. The appellant appealed the board’s decision on ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant filed a request under the Act to OPG for access to source term information for three nuclear stations. After locating responsive records, OPG denied the appellant access to them, in full, claiming the application of the exemptions in sections 14 (law enforcement), 16 (defence) and 20 (danger to safety and health) of the Act. The appellant ap ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Waterloo Regional Police Services Board (the police) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to information stemming from a concern that the appellant had regarding signage in a courthouse. The police identified responsive records and disclosed portions of them to the appellant, ... Read More