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Recent Decisions

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The appellant submitted an access request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the college for certain records. The college granted the appellant access to them, in part. The college withheld portions of the records under the discretionary exemption in section 18(1) (economic and other interests) and the mandatory ex ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

UHT received an access request, pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act), for records pertaining to the use of dogs and cats for any purpose. UHT denied access to the responsive records, relying on the exclusion at section 65(8.1)(c) (research). In the alternative, it also relied on the discretionary exemptions at sec ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

In this order, the adjudicator finds that the records at issue do not fall within the scope of the request in this appeal and were also the subject of the previous proceedings of this office. The doctrine of issue estoppel is found to apply and the appeal is dismissed. Decision Content ... Read More

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

This appeal deals with an access request made under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) to the Durham Regional Police Services Board. The request was for the audio recording of a 911 call relating to a tragic incident involving the appellant’s brother. In this order, the adjudicator finds that the recording c ... Read More