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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This is a third party appeal of an access decision made by the former Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to disclose, in part, surveys completed by long-term care homes relating to payments made to them by pharmacy service providers. The appellant claims that the records are exempt from disclosure under the mandatory exemptions in sections 17(1) (third ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This order deals with whether an application to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (the ministry) from a private career college is exempt from disclosure under the mandatory exemptions in sections 17(1)(a) and/or 17(1)(c) (third party information). In this order, the adjudicator finds that the record is not exempt from disclosure under section 17(1 ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made an access request to the Halton Regional Police Services Board (the police) under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA or the Act) for the 911 audio call complaining about his driving a motorcycle with his stepson on board. The police denied access to the 911 audio call in full, relying on section 3 ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant seeks access to Price Forms relating to an identified health service provider (the affected party) that are in the custody and control of the LHIN. The LHIN denied the appellant access to the records under sections 17(1) (third party commercial information) and 18(1)(a), (c) and (d) (economic and other interests) of the Act. The affected par ... Read More