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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Toronto Transit Commission (the TTC) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for video footage related to an incident involving the requester. The TTC located responsive records from camera footage, and issued an access decision, granting partial access to the request and withholding footag ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of St. Catharines (the city) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to complaints made by and against a property management company. The city did not conduct a search for records. The city claimed that the costs of a search would be prohibitive to the ap ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of St. Catharines received a request for access to the retirement or employment termination packages for two named individuals, including information about any incentives that the individuals received. The city located six records responsive to the request and denied access to the records in full, citing the exclusion at section 52(3)3 (employmen ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellants are seeking access to records relating to the death of their minor child. They made five access requests to the Ministry of the Solicitor General (the ministry). The ministry denied access to the records in whole, claiming the application of the law enforcement exemption in section 14(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Pr ... Read More