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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The sole issue in this appeal is whether the Toronto Police Services Board (the police) conducted a reasonable search for records responsive to the appellant’s access request. The appellant appealed the police’s decision based on her belief that records should exist. In this order, the adjudicator finds that the police conducted a reasonable s ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant requested a reconsideration of Interim Order MO-3816-I. In that order, the adjudicator upheld the region’s search for the appellant’s complete Ontario Works file, but ordered the region to issue a decision for specific records created after it processed his access request. In this Reconsideration Order, the adjudicator denies the ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request for records relating to the WSIB’s Board of Director’s meeting to consider and approve the modernized rate framework. The WSIB provided partial disclosure of the responsive records, withholding information in two records on the basis of sections 12(1)(f) (draft legislation or regulations), 13(1) (advice or recommen ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This is a third party appeal of an access decision made by the former Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to disclose, in part, a survey completed by long-term care homes relating to payments made to them by pharmacy service providers. The appellant claims that the record is exempt from disclosure under the mandatory exemption in section 17(1) (third pa ... Read More