Investigator's Guide to Interpreting the Act (ARCHIVED)

Archived [2008-11] – Investigator's Guide to Interpreting the Act

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The Investigator’s Guide was removed from the website in April 2021 and is currently available solely for the above-mentioned activities. 

We invite you to consult the Information Commissioner’s Guidance section where you will find up-to-date information on how we approach investigations and interpret the Access to Information Act

In addition, the Information Commissioner posts final reports on her investigations on the website to provide guidance to both institutions and complainants. Using the database, you can sort through the decisions with the relevant sections of the Act.

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