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Tag: clarifying access requests

June 3, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A good access request

You want some information from a government ministry, board, agency, Crown corporation, or from a city, town, village, rural municipality, university, school, library or health trustee. First, try the informal method, which is finding out who makes decisions regarding releasing information, maybe the director or a supervisor, and request by telephone the information you would... read more

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February 14, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

UPDATED: Clarifying Access Requests: Unclogging the Pores of FOIP

Consider the following scenario from three perspectives: Imagine you are an applicant who has made what you thought was a fairly simple access request. You are shocked when a courier arrives at your door with five banker’s boxes full of records. Now you have to go through it all and find what you are actually... read more

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January 27, 2017 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Clarifying Access Requests vs. Narrowing the Scope: What they mean vs. What they want

As a public body or health trustee, sooner or later you are going to receive an access to information request. Pending the applicant’s experience submitting access to information requests, what information they are seeking, and their knowledge of the business conducted by the public body or trustee, that request could range from being very small... read more

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