Chapter 3 for the Guide to FOIP is now available!

March 11, 2020 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Chapter 3 for the Guide to FOIP is now available! Chapter 3 is all about access to records. This chapter covers:

  • Who has a right of access
  • Making an access to information request
    • Subsections 6(1)(a), (b), 6(2), 6(3), 6(4)
  • Applications deemed abandoned
    • Subsections 7.1(1), 7.1(2), 7.1(3)
  • Access to an individual’s own personal information
    • Subsections 31(1), 31(2)
  • The exercise of individual rights by authorized representatives
    • Subsections 59(a), (b), (c), (d), (e)
  • Records available without an application
    • Subsection 65.1
    • Routine disclosure
    • Active dissemination
  • Access to manuals
    • Subsection 65(1), 65(2)
  • Processing an access to information request
  • Transfer of access to information requests
    • Subsections 11(1), 11(2), 11(3)
  • Disregarding an application or request
    • Subsections 45.1(1), 45.1(2)(a), (b), (c)
  • Assessing fees
    • Subsections 9(1), 9(2)
      • Creating a fee estimate
    • Subsections 9(3), 9(4), 9(5)
      • Fee waivers
  • Duty to assist
    • Subsections 5.1(1), 5.1(2)
  • Search for records
  • Records not responsive
  • Redacting Records
    • Section 8
  • Response requirements
    • Subsections 7(1), 7(2)
      • Calculating 30 days
    • Subsections 7(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), 7(3), 7(4), 7(5)
  • Extensions of time
    • Subsections 12(1)(a)(i), (a)(ii), (b), (c), 12(2), 12(3)
  • Manner of access
    • Subsections 10(1), 10(2), 10(3), 10(4)
  • Requests for review
    • Subsections 49(1)(a), (a.1), (a.2), (a.3), (a.4), (b), (c), 49(2), 49(3), 49(4)
  • Dismissing or discontinuing reviews
    • Subsections 59(1), 59(2)(a), (a.1), (a.2), (a.3), (a.4), (a.5), (a.6), (a.7), (b), (c)
  • Appeals to the Court of Queen’s Bench
    • Section 57

We hope you find this chapter helpful as you work through processing access to information requests.

In terms of progress, we now have Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 available on our website. We are working hard on Chapter 5: Third Party Information. We anticipate having that chapter ready for release sometime this summer.

Guide to FOIP: Chapter 3

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