Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Ontario, Chapter M.56

CONTENTS

1. Purposes
2. Definitions / Personal information / Bodies considered part of municipal corporation.
3. Designation of head / Idem / If no designation.

PART I -- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

ACCESS TO RECORDS

4. Right of Access / Severability of record.
5. Obligation to disclose / Notice / Contents of notice / Representations.

EXEMPTIONS

6. Draft by-laws, etc. / Exception.
7. Advice or recommendations / Exception / Idem.
8. Law enforcement / Idem / Refusal to confirm or deny existence of record / Exception / Idem.
9. Relations with governments / Idem.
10. Third party information / Consent to disclosure.
11. Economic and other interests.
12. Solicitor-client privilege.
13. Danger to safety or health.
14. Personal privacy / Criteria re invasion of privacy / Presumed invasion of privacy / Limitation / Refusal to confirm or deny existence or record.
15. Information to be published.
16. Exemptions not to apply.

ACCESS PROCEDURE

17. Request / Sufficieny of detail.
18. Definition / Request to be forwarded or transferred / Transfer of request / Greater interest / When transferred request made.
19. Notice by head.
20. Extension of time / Notice of extension.
21. Notice to affected person / Content of notice / Time for notice / Notice of delay / Representation re disclosure / Representation in writing / Decision re disclosure / Notice of head's decision to disclose / Acess to be given unless affected person appeals.
22. Contents of notice of refusal / Idem / Idem / Deemed refusal.
23. Copy of record / Access to original record / Copy of part.

INFORMATION TO BE PUBLISHED OR AVAILABLE

24. Publication of information re institutions / Idem.
25. Information available for inspection / Idem.
26. Annual report of head / Contents of report.

PART II -- PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY

COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

27. Application of Part.
28. Definition / Collection of personal information.
29. Manner of collection / Notice to individual / Exception.
30. Retention and disposal of personal information / Standard of accuracy / Exception / Disposal of personal information.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

31. Use of personal information.
32. Where disclosure permitted.
33. Consistent purpose.

PERSONAL INFORMATION BANKS

34. Personal information bank index / Ensure accuracy.
35. Inconsistent use or disclosure / Idem.

RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM PERSONAL INFORMATION RELATES TO ACCESS AND CORRECTION

36. Right to access to personal information / Right of correction.
37. Request / Access procedures / Comprehensible form.
38. Exemptions.

PART III -- APPEAL

39. Right to appeal and application / Time for application / Notice of application for appeal.
40. Mediator to try to effect settlement.
41. Inquiry / Procedure / Inquiry in private / Powers of Commissioner / Record not retained by Commissioner / Examination on site / Notice of entry / Examination under oath / Evidence privileged / Protection / Idem / Prosecution / Representations / Right to cousel.
42. Burden of proof.
43. Order / Idem / Conditions / Notice of order.
44. Delegation by Commissioner.

PART IV -- GENERAL

45. Costs / Exception, personal information / Estimate of costs / Waiver of payment / Review / Disposition of payments.
46. Powers and duties of Commissioner.
47. Regulations.
48. Offences / Penalty / Consent of Attorney General.
49. Delegation of head's powers / Protection from civil proceeding / Vicarious liability of institutions preserved.
50. Oral requests / Pre-existing access preserved.
51. Information otherwise available / Powers of courts and tribunals.
52. Application of Act / Non-application of Act.
53. Other Acts / Idem.
54. Exercise of rights of deceased, etc., persons.
55. Review of this Act.


[Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter M.56; Amended 1992, c.32, s.23.]