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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Toronto Police Services Board (the police) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for the general occurrence report and two officers’ memorandum notes relating to the death of the appellant’s parents. The police issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive record ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for police reports about a complaint of sexual assault that occurred in the 1990s. The ministry granted the requester partial access to the responsive records. The ministry denied access to portions of the records, relying ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This final order disposes of the only remaining issue in this appeal: whether the City of Thunder Bay (the city) conducted a reasonable search in response to a request made under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). In Interim Order MO-3877-I, the adjudicator found that the city had provided insufficient evidence t ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Corporation of the City of Oshawa received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records relating to communications between the city clerk services and a named individual between two specified dates relating to the submission of the individual’s draft final report (including the draft fi ... Read More