Tag: duty to assist

September 24, 2020 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Understanding “fees” with ease!

In my experience, an applicant is sometimes surprised when they receive a fee estimate from a government institution pursuant to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or a local authority pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). For example, the applicant questions why... read more

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March 18, 2020 - Jennifer Squires, Access and Privacy Consultant, Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice

An Introduction to “In the Door, Out the Door”: A New Resource to Assist in Processing Access to Information Requests

The Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice, has been hard at work developing a new online training tool to help anyone who processes access requests under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This new training module follows the path... read more

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February 19, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Prescribed access to information request form

My office has encountered situations where an individual writes a letter or sends an email requesting information. The public body responds that the request is not in the prescribed form. The FOIP Regulations do prescribe a form and that form is available on our website at https://oipc.sk.ca/resources/forms/. In Review Report 223-2018 regarding the Rural Municipality... read more

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