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Tag: interpretation

February 22, 2018 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Duty to assist

In March 2017, I wrote a blog post entitled “Assisting the Applicant” about what the Commissioner means when he refers to the best practice of assisting the applicant. It discussed how government institutions and local authorities should respond to access to information requests openly, accurately, and completely. Since then, both The Freedom of Information and... read more

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February 15, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED: Who Signs for a Child?

When it comes to obtaining the personal information of a child under the age of 18 years, it is commonly accepted that a child cannot sign for himself or herself.  So who can sign for that child? The Children’s Law Act, sections 3 and 4 provides: The parents of a child are joint legal custodians... read more

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February 12, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

UPDATED: Fee Waiver Criteria – In the Public Interest

Please note that this blog was originally posted on March 25, 2015.  On January 1, 2018, amendments to both The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations (FOIP Regulations) and section 8 of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations came into effect.  The blog below discusses these regulations as they were... read more

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February 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Don’t do the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing

Those working in health professions understandably need to have high standards.  When they observe a behavior of a colleague that is concerning or there are working conditions that impact patient care or safety, it is necessary to take steps to correct the situation.  This can include raising concerns with a professional body or a union.... read more

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