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January 3, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

New Year – New Legislation – New Resources

Happy New Year! Here at the IPC, we are excited to start 2018 off with new legislation.  Amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) came into effect on January 1, 2018.  It is like Christmas morning... read more

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August 11, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

LA FOIP, Municipalities and Cities

Access to information under LA FOIP One of the purposes of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) is to ensure that local authorities are transparent and accountable to the public. One way of facilitating transparency and accountability is to provide individuals with the right to access records in... read more

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July 27, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Absurd Results

From time to time, when interpreting and applying legislation, one can end up with a result that will be absurd. This can happen from time to time with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) or The Health Information Protection... 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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