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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for a copy of the SIU Director’s Report relating to an SIU investigation into the high-profile shooting death of an individual by a police officer. The ministry denied access to the SIU report, citing the application of the exemptions at sections 14 ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant requested a reconsideration of Order MO-3708 on the basis that there is an error or omission in the decision because it does not address the purpose for which the disclosed records may be utilized. In this Reconsideration Order, the adjudicator finds that the appellant has not established that grounds for reconsidering Order MO-3708 exist un ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (the NPCA) received a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records related to a specific lawsuit. The NPCA denied access to the responsive records, in part, under the discretionary solicitor-client privilege exemption in section 12. In this order, the adjudicator ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant made a request to the City of Toronto (the city) pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for access to all written communications, including emails and attachments between city staff and two named professors regarding the proposed implementation of “internet voting.” The city locat ... Read More