Institutions in Ontario have the option of “splitting up” a request, that is, deeming that a request with multiple parts is actually a number of separate, smaller requests, all received on the same day.
In today’s article, I want to provide an introduction to the FOI appeal process from the perspective of the institution. My main goal is to build the confidence of the many FOI professionals in Ontario who have seldom or never faced an appeal.
I am very pleased to announce that I have now updated the poster and have ordered additional poster-sized printed copies after giving out all of the original printed copies to readers of the FOI Assist Knowledge Base.
Issuing compliant written notices can be deceptively complicated, given the multiple sources of rules and guidance that come into play. Unfortunately, as seen above, issuing a notice which fails to meet the requirements can lead to an adverse decision against the institution in an appeal before IPCO.
The identity of the person who requested a list of all Ontario farms from OMAFRA, and why the request was made.