The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides an individual with the right to access records of information, including their own personal information, under the custody and control of a local government institution (municipality, county, region) with certain limitations in order to protect personal and sensitive information.
We collect your information under the authority, Council Procedures or any other applicable procedural By-law. As permitted under Section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), we collect this information for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. Information collected for this purpose is not subject to the privacy provisions in MFIPPA.
We are allowed to collect any personal information in communications or presentations to Council or its Committees and Boards. It is collected to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If submissions by letter, fax e-mails, Township will also make communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address – available to the public, unless it is expressly request to remove it.
You will need to complete the Freedom of Information Request Form and pay the $5 filing fee (per request). Additional fees may apply if a lot of research and photocopying is required.
The Municipal Clerk has 30 days to respond to Freedom of Information Requests unless an extension is required, in which case notification is provided to the applicant in writing outlining the reasons.
For more information, read the Freedom of Information Policy.