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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The sole issue in this appeal is whether records relating to the provision of home oxygen services, which were requested under an access request to the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS), are exempt from disclosure under section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In this order, the adjudicator finds that the exemption ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The township received an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for information pertaining to a property. The township granted partial access to a responsive record. The appellant appealed the decision to this office. During mediation, the appellant confirmed he was not interested in the information withhel ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted two access requests to Toronto Hydro Corporation and Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (together Toronto Hydro) seeking records relating to Toronto Hydro’s costs and communications pertaining to the appellant’s two previous access requests, which were the subject of Order MO-3575. Toronto Hydro claimed that the requ ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to the town for correspondence about a particular matter from the town’s CAO (and his staff) to the OPP. The town located two records, which were partially withheld on the basis of section 14(1) of the Act. The appellant appealed to this off ... Read More