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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of St. Catharines (the city) received a request for access to information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). The requester sought access to records pertaining to a complaint made against him by a property management company about a shed on his property that provides shelter to feral cats and the nu ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The university received an access request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for all email communications pertaining to the appellant for a specified time period. The university issued an interim access decision with a fee estimate of $270. During mediation, the university reduced the fee estimate to $150. In this order, the ad ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The ministry received an access request, pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for records relating to a specified incident involving the requester, including a restraining order and an arrest warrant. The ministry granted access, in part, and relied on the exemptions at sections 14(1)(l) (facilitate commission of an unlawf ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant has not established that the unit price information in its contract with the city is exempt from disclosure under the third party information exemption in section 10(1) or the economic interests exemption in section 11 of the Act. The city’s decision to grant the requester access to the entire contract is upheld and the appeal is dismi ... Read More