Exemptions vs. Exclusions: What is the difference?

Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and its Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) both provide members of the public with a general right of access to government information, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions.  But what is the difference between an “exemption” and an “exclusion”? InContinue reading “Exemptions vs. Exclusions: What is the difference?”

What happens if my institution misses the deadline?

Freedom Of Information (FOI) laws are intended to provide the public with a right of access to information under the control of government institutions.  When an institution receives a formal FOI request, it is obligated to respond with a decision regarding the disclosure of the requested information within a reasonable timeframe. An effective FOI systemContinue reading “What happens if my institution misses the deadline?”