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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted an access request to the Independent Electricity System Operator (the IESO) for annual pricing information from 2016 until 2064 for energy services that will be paid to Bruce Power for the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. The IESO denied access to the information in two records under section 20(1) of the Electricity Act, 1998 (the ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for communications between a named city councillor and an individual the city retained to investigate a particular matter. The city denied access on the basis that such communications would not be within its custody or control. After the appellant appeale ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Interim Order PO-3869-I arose from an appeal of a decision issued 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 that more responsive records should exist. At adjudication, reasonable search was the sole issue in dispute. After an ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request to the university for all records, in specified university offices, relating to a named company. The university granted access to some records and withheld access to records on the basis of the research exclusion in section 65(8.1), the discretionary exemption in section 18(1) (economic or other interests) and the mandatory th ... Read More