Archive (Tag: The Municipalities Act)

September 5, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Confidentiality Clauses in Contracts

A lot of our work centers around a citizen wanting a contract that a ministry, city, town or municipality has entered into. The public body does not want to release it, for among other reasons, the contract has a confidentiality clause. The Cities Act and The Municipalities Act specifically provides that a citizen can inspect... 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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May 15, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Council Agendas and Meeting Minutes

To be accountable to the public, meetings of council and council committees are public by virtue of section 119 and 120 of The Municipalities Act. Further, subsection 117(1)(d) of The Municipalities Act entitles any person to inspect and obtain copies of council meeting minutes after they have approved by council. To support this accountability, municipalities... read more

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April 22, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner

Contracting with Governments

Government, whether municipal or provincial, charge taxes and spend those taxes on services we need. By government I mean at all levels and includes school boards, universities, colleges and health regions. All of them enter into contracts with service providers. I generally believe that if you contract with an entity which uses tax dollars, your... read more

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