Commentary by Linda Saxon
The purpose of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1991, is:
a) To provide a right of access to information under the control of government organizations in accordance with the following principles:
information should be available to the public;
exemptions to the right of access should be limited and specific;
decisions on the disclosure of government information may be reviewed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
b) To protect personal information held by government organizations and to provide individuals with a right of access to their own personal information.
Given the number of appeals and breaches of information I have endured, I would like to hear from other residents.
How open is government in Amherstburg? How are informal requests for information handled? What about Freedom of Information requests – are they routinely denied?