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Freedom of Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) has been in effect since January 1, 1991.

  • This legislation regulates and controls the information that is made available to the public.
  • The Act not only provides rights to the public to gain access to Municipal records, but also protects the privacy of individuals.
  • There is a general right of access to records under MFIPPA, however, this right is subject to the application of exemptions that may apply to records.

A decision by a municipal government, agency, board or commission to deny access to certain types of information can be appealed to the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario (IPC/O).

The Act also provides a privacy protection scheme relating to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal information in the custody and/or control of municipal governments.

Public access to information

The Clerk's office, located at the Kapuskasing Civic Centre, is the official point of contact for those wishing to make a formal written request for access to information held by the Town of Kapuskasing.

Individuals may make a written request (letter) or complete an Access Request Form, and return it, along with the application fee of $5.00*, to the following address:

Clerks Department

88 Riverside Drive

Kapuskasing, ON P5N 1B3

*Cheques are made payable to the Town of Kapuskasing

Fees for making an access request

  • There is a mandatory $5.00 application fee which must accompany each request for information.
  • Search and preparation fee is $7.50 per 1/4 hour and $ 0.20 per page for photocopying.

The general time limit for responding to access requests is 30 days.

Be sure to describe, in detail, the types of records which you are requesting access to under the Act.

If you choose to write a letter rather than fill out a form, make sure to include:

  • full mailing address
  • daytime telephone number
  • names of specific files or types of records to which you request access, including specific dates of those records, where possible

How to make a privacy complaint

Individuals wishing to make a privacy complaint should contact the Commissioner at:

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

Telephone: 1-800-387-0073 or 416-326-3333
Fax: 416-325-9195

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