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Freedom of Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) has been in effect since January 1st, 1991. This legislation regulates and controls the information that is made available to the public and provides for a formal procedure to request records. 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 municipal records under MFIPPA, however this right is subject to the application of exemptions that may apply to records.

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for handling MFIPPA requests

To make a formal request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), submit a completed FOI Request Form to the Clerk’s office at 130 Oxford St., 2nd Floor.

As per the provisions of MFIPPA, the municipality has (30) calendar days (including weekends and statutory holidays) from the date a FOI request has been received with the applicable fee, to provide the information to the requester and/or a decision regarding the request.

There are circumstances where the Clerk’s Office may require an extension.  If an extension is required, the Clerk will notify you in writing.

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