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Freedom of Information (FOI)

'Freedom of information' (FOI) law is all about accessing government-controlled information. It is primarily statutory, and is closely related to the topic of Privacy Law. In fact, the primary Ontario statutes [there are two: the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal version (MFIPPA)] combine the FOI and the privacy issues into single statutes (one for Ontario, and another one for it's 444 municipalities). These regimes - both for FOI and privacy purposes, and for both Ontario and municipal levels - are administratively governed by a single 'Information and Privacy Commissioner' (IPC) (which is cross-linked from the Privacy topic).

Canada has a similar statute - the Access to Information Act.



CASES

ONTARIO

Information and Privacy Commissioner (Ont)

FOI - Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)

Ontario

FOI - Third Party Exemption (Ontario)
FOI - Control (Ontario)

Municipal

[no cases yet]


CANADA

[no cases yet]



ONTARIO STATUTES

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [repeated in /privacy]
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [repeated in /privacy]


FEDERAL STATUTES

Access to Information Act

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