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June 21, 2017 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Severing

When responding to access to information requests under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), there may be circumstances where information is exempt from release under mandatory or discretionary exemptions.  However, each of these statutes requires public bodies... read more

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June 13, 2016 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Updated: Tips for a Good Submission

So much of what we do here at the OIPC involves reviewing submissions (or representations) from parties.  In my time here, I have seen some very persuasive ones. I thought some tips on what, in my view, made a persuasive submission would be helpful. A submission contains a party’s arguments in support of their position. ... read more

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August 13, 2015 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

How to Conduct an Effective Search for Records

So you have received an access to information request and you know it is not going to be easy to locate responsive records. What do you do? Here are some tips for you. First: You develop a search strategy and document everything. A search strategy could include: Searching for records in multiple formats (i.e. electronic,... read more

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