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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant sought access to letters of reference that were provided in support of her application to graduate school and to a specific course evaluation that she completed. The university relied on the discretionary exemption in section 49(c.1)(ii) (evaluative or opinion material) to withhold the reference letters and responded that it could not locate ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to Cabinet Office for records related to reports issued by the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets in 2014 and 2015. Cabinet Office denied access to the records, claiming the application of the mandatory exemptions in section 12(1) (Cabi ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted a multi-part access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to the City of Burlington (the city) for various records, including those relating to a bylaw inspection conducted by the city after it received a complaint regarding waste and debris on the property where she lives. The city provid ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This final order involves a review of whether the remaining records are exempt under section 12 (solicitor-client privilege) of the Act. In Interim Order MO-3876-I, the adjudicator upheld the city’s decision, in part, that the records in the first two categories of records are subject to the solicitor-client privilege at section 12. She ordered the ... Read More