REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF NIAGARA
The Regional Municipality of Niagara (the Region) received four requests for access to information under theMunicipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) from a single requester. The requester and the Region are opposing litigants in a civil action brought by the requester over the award of two construction projects in 1998. The requests sought access to the following:
- Request 2001-04 (Appeal Number MA-010186-2) – all records in connection with the Region’s application for a permit from the Ministry of the Environment for approval to proceed with a tender for a particular biosolids storage facility.
- Request 2001-13 (Appeal Number MA-010286-1) – information relating to complaints made by the Region to the Law Society of Upper Canada about a named individual.
- Request 2001-08 (Appeal Number MA-010306-1) – all records related to a construction schedule pertaining to a contract awarded by the Region to a named company.
- Request 2001-15 (Appeal Number MA-010363-1) – all records of payments made to a named law firm and any other law firm in connection with a specific civil action, a copy of the judgment in this action, a copy of the settlement documents and a copy of the cheque used in making the settlement payment.