Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 26, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-020 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2019-020 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

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Report Date: August 23, 2019
Public Body:The Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority
Summary: The Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority (“CNWM”) received a request for all records, including all information and records regarding an agreement between CNWM and the Western Newfoundland Waste Management Authority, and including records of all meetings relevant to that process. CNWM denied access to all existing records under section 35 (disclosure harmful to the financial or economic interest of a public body). The Complainant requested a review of this decision and raised further questions about an interim agreement regarding a fee for disposal of WNWM garbage at the CNWM facility. The Commissioner found that CNWM has appropriately applied section 35 but did note that its failure to document the verbal agreement regarding the interim fee exacerbated the concerns of the Complainant.

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2019 08 26                              10:45 a.m.