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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (the ministry) received a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for records relating to a proposed hydro-electric generating station. The ministry decided to disclose some of the responsive records. A third party appealed this decision, relying on the mandatory third ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services received an access request pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) from a requester regarding her son, as his guardian. The ministry located voluminous responsive records, but withheld portions of the records on the basis of the personal privacy exemption at sec ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

A member of the media filed a request under the Act for records relating to the relationship between Peterborough Regional Health Centre (the hospital) and a clinic providing cardiac services (the third party). The hospital notified the third party, which objected to certain financial information being disclosed to the requester based on the third party i ... 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