The York Region District School Board (the Board) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to “the minutes or records of the meeting of the Trustees at which they voted to ‘lock out’ the members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario York Region.” The requester also wanted to receive “the individual record of how each Trustee voted.”

The Board identified one responsive record, and denied access to it pursuant to section 6(1)(b) of the Act (in camerameeting). The Board relied on section 207(2) of the Education Act in support of the exemption claim. The Board did provide the requester with access to “the related recommendation reported by the Board in public session on November 26, 1998.”

The requester, now the appellant, appealed the Board’s decision.