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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 all police reports relating to the death of the requester’s son. After notifying the deceased’s spouse, who objected to disclosure, the ministry granted partial access to the records it located ta ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A request was submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (the ministry) under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to records about the cancellation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program. The ministry denied access to the responsive records, relying on sec ... 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 information or documentation relating to the requester’s OSAP applications. In its decision, the ministry granted full access to the responsive records. Subsequently, the ministry issued a supplemental decision in which it granted full ac ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Corporation of the City of Oshawa (the city) received a multi-part request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to records relating to a specified city-owned surplus piece of land. The city located responsive records and granted partial access to the records. Some records were fully or partially ... Read More