Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 11, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-002 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2019-002 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report:A-2019-002
Report Date:January 11, 2019
Public Body:Department of Natural Resources
Summary: The Complainant made a request for draft reports provided to the Minister of Natural Resources by the rate mitigation committee, as mentioned by the Minister in response to questions from the media. The Department of Natural Resources (the “Department”) provided some of the requested information to the Complainant. Some information was redacted citing sections 29(1)(a) (Policy advice or recommendations), 35(1)(d), 35(1)(f) and 35(1)(g) (Disclosure harmful to the financial or economic interests of a public body) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (the “ATIPPA, 2015”). The Complainant requested that the Commissioner review the Department’s application of the exceptions to disclosure. Upon review, the Commissioner determined that the Department appropriately applied the redactions to the responsive records, and recommended that it continue to withhold the information in question.

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2019 01 11                              3:45 p.m.