Section 54 - Notifying Others of the Review

Overview

Section 54 requires the Commissioner to provide a copy of the request for a review to the head of the public body and to any other person the Commissioner deems appropriate.

Section Reference

Section 54 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

  1. On receiving a request for a review, the Commissioner must give a copy to
    1. the head of the public body concerned, and
    2. any other person that the commissioner considers appropriate.

Procedure

The public body and Commissioner jointly review the request to determine whether the concerns raised by the applicant can be addressed through mediation.

The public body will initially be more familiar with the issues involved than the Commissioner. If the public body has any information concerning affected persons who should be notified of the review, the head conveys this information to the Commissioner’s office as soon as possible. The public body also relays any relevant issues, considerations or factors which affected the outcome of the request.

Interpretation

The Commissioner determines the procedures for conducting a review. However, the Act provides enabling provisions as well as some requirements that will influence the conduct of reviews.

Upon receiving a request for a review, the Commissioner must provide a copy of this request to the head of the public body and to any other person the Commissioner deems appropriate.

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Last updated: July 26, 2007