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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the City of Vaughan (the city) for information relating to the mayor’s expenses. The city located responsive records and granted the appellant access to them, in part. The city withheld portions of the records under the mandatory p ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The issues in this appeal are whether the Vendor Issue Management Logs held by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation are exempt from disclosure under the discretionary exemptions in sections 11(c) and (d) (economic or other interests) or the mandatory exemption in section 10(1) (third party information) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Prot ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (the ministry) received an access request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) for materials used to train referees conducting hearings under the Line Fences Act. The ministry located a document entitled “An Appeal Hearing under the Line Fences Act” and provided ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) received an access request for briefing materials generated by the ministry and provided to other ministries pertaining to the Ontario government’s reimbursement of Ontario physician medical liability insurance. The ministry denied access to the responsive records, citing the employment or lab ... Read More