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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Town of Wasaga Beach received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to specific records prepared by the town’s municipal law enforcement and fire department officials for a number of properties. The town issued a decision to partially disclose the responsive records, with informat ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The TTC received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for information relating to the construction directions for all of the “step-test” steps used by a named company in assessing Wheel-Trans eligibility. The TTC conducted a search, and disclosed all the records it found to the appellant. ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services received a request pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records relating to an individual’s Ontario Disability Support Program file. The ministry located responsive records and granted the appellant partial access to them. At adjudication, the sole issue in d ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This order addresses a third party’s appeal of the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s (the health unit) decision to disclose portions of an email and the entirety of a text exchange to the individual who requested access to the information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). The third party appellant ... Read More