The Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board (the Police) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to all records relating to any police attendance and investigation relating to the death of a named individual (the deceased). The request was made by the husband of the deceased.

The Police denied access to the information requested, and the requester appealed this decision. Mediation was not successful and notice that an inquiry was being conducted to review the decision of the Police was sent to the Police and the appellant. Representations were received from both parties.