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Orders

2019

An inquiry may be conducted if a matter cannot be settled through mediation or investigation under all three Acts. A formal, binding order is made at the conclusion of an inquiry.

The legislated authority for conducting an inquiry exists under section 69(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), section 77(1) of the Health Information Act (HIA) and section 50(1) of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Section 72(1) of the FOIP Act, section 80(1) of the HIA and section 52(1) of PIPA then provides the authority for the Commissioner to issue a formal order. 

Commissioner's Orders are listed by year and are posted shortly after they are issued to the applicants and respondents. Orders are also in the CanLII database, The Canadian Legal Information Institute, at www.canlii.org.

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On April 1, 2015, the OIPC discontinued its practice of publishing news releases for each order issued. In addition to the website, orders are available on online databases and distributed via Twitter (@ABoipc).

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Order Date Body
F2019-33 Sep 24 2019 Alberta Labour and Immigration
Summary: An applicant made a detailed access to Alberta Labour and Immigration (formerly Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour). The applicant requested a review as to whether Alberta Labour and... [More]
F2019-32 Sep 11 2019 Alberta Municipal Affairs
Summary: An individual requested from Municipals Affairs emails sent by an individual employed by Municipal Affairs to Thorhild County Councillors and the Thorhild County Acting CAO. The Adjudicator... [More]
F2019-31 Sep 6 2019 ATB Financial
Summary: An applicant requested records regarding positions excluded from the bargaining unit from ATB Financial. ATB Financial refused access on the basis that it believed the records were excluded under... [More]
F2019-30 Sep 4 2019 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Summary: An applicant requested records from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) regarding the RCMP's authority to enter properties during a flood and seize weapons. JSG informed the applicant that it... [More]
F2019-29 Aug 28 2019 Calgary Police Service
Summary: An individual complained that a senior investigator of the Calgary Police Service improperly accessed her personal information by reviewing a file containing reference to her. The complainant did not... [More]
F2019-28 Aug 21 2019 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Summary: Two applicants each made one access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (JSG). The first applicant’s access request was for any requests for proposals from, and agreements entered into,... [More]
F2019-27 Aug 21 2019 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Summary: Two applicants made separate access requests to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. The first applicant made two requests and the second applicant made one request. The first request from the... [More]
F2019-26 Aug 21 2019 Alberta Health
Summary: An applicant made two separate access requests to Alberta Health. The first access request was for the Contingency Fee Agreement (CFA) and the second for documents related to the CFA, in particular,... [More]
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F2019-25 Jul 18 2019 Edmonton Public School District No. 7
Summary: An applicant requested records related to communication between himself and staff of Edmonton Public School District No. 7 (school district). The school district responded to the access request. It... [More]
F2019-24 Jul 16 2019 NorQuest College
Summary: An applicant requested records regarding NorQuest College's respectful workplace policy and a summary report that had been prepared by an investigator regarding the applicant's allegations of... [More]
F2019-23 Jun 25 2019 Workers' Compensation Board
Summary: An individual complained that the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) disclosed his personal information in contravention of the FOIP Act when it sent his medical information and its reasons for... [More]
F2019-22 Jun 21 2019 Edmonton Catholic School District No. 7
Summary: An applicant requested records related to all retreats and/or meetings attended by principals of Edmonton Catholic School District No. 7 that took place outside of Edmonton. A similar request for... [More]
F2019-21 Jun 19 2019 County of Two Hills No. 21
Summary: An individual made an access request to the County of Two Hills No. 21 for records related to expense claims made by county council members from a specified period of time. The county provided the... [More]
F2019-20 Jun 7 2019 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Summary: On February 16, 2016, the applicant made an access request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (JSG). JSG did not respond to the applicant. The Adjudicator directed JSG to respond.
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Orders F2019-19 & H2019-01 May 23 2019 Alberta Health Services
Summary: The applicant made an access request to Alberta Health Services (AHS) for records related to her mother. AHS provided a response to the applicant under the FOIP Act. It withheld some information... [More]
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