The appellant made a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the Corporation of the City of London (the City). The request was for access to a copy of a contract filed with the City Clerk relating to an agreement between a taxicab company and the University of Western Ontario Students’ Council relating to discounted student taxicab fares.

The City denied access to the record on the basis of sections 10(1)(a) and (c) of the Act (third party information). The appellant appealed the denial of access and raised the application of section 16 of the Act, the so-called public interest override.

I sent a Notice of Inquiry to the City, the appellant, the taxicab company and the Students’ Council. Representations were received from all parties.