The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act establishes a general right of access to records held by municipal government and local agencies, boards and commissions using these principles:
- any information held by government should, in general, be available to the public
- any exemptions from the right of access to information should be limited and specific
- any decisions relating to access to information can be reviewed by the independent Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
- any person may make a request for information held by a government institution covered by the Act
The information you are looking for may be available free of charge through other processes. Read the Frequently Asked Questions to find out.