Archive (Tag: third party)

March 28, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Can Public Bodies be a Third Party?

As you probably know, section 19 of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and section 18 of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) are intended to protect the business interests of third parties and to ensure that public bodies are able to maintain the... read more

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June 21, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Third parties under FOIP and LA FOIP

In other blogs I have talked about public bodies and third parties. If a public body is a city, town or municipality, legislation requires the disclosure of contracts and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) requires the same unless part of the contract falls under one of the exemptions.... read more

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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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