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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This order deals with an access request made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (the ministry) for records relating to a named individual and a specified business. The ministry granted access, in part and withheld other records either in whole or in part, claiming a nu ... 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 (the Act) for license applications made to the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) and all inspection reports relating to a shooting range operating on private property. The ministry issued a decision granting partial access to t ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (the AGCO) received an access request from a media requester under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for a copy of suspicious transaction reports (STRs) received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation regarding money laundering or suspicious transactions. The AGCO denied access, ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant sought access to information on the stall operators at the Peterborough and District Farmers’ Market for the years 2013 to 2018. Peterborough Public Health denied the appellant access to stall operator lists and farmer and vendor information forms for 2013 to 2018 relying on the personal privacy exemption in section 14(1). The adjudica ... Read More