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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to Cabinet Office for records related to reports issued by the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets in 2014 and 2015. Cabinet Office denied access to the records, claiming the application of the mandatory exemptions in section 12(1) (Cabi ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellants sought access to all records relating to their service call with 311 regarding an incident with their neighbour. The city located 24 records responsive to the request and disclosed four of them, all 311 Service Request Summary Reports, to the appellants. The city denied access to the remaining records under section 38(a) (discretion to refu ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The City of Burlington (the city) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to correspondence between named individuals. The city issued a decision granting partial access to the responsive records with severances under section 7(1) (advice or recommendations) of the Act. Information t ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A requester made an access request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the City of Toronto (the city) for records relating to an application for a parking pad that was submitted by one of his neighbours. The city granted partial access to the records withholding portions of them pursuant to sections 7 (adv ... Read More