If you are interested in Requesting Municipal Information through the Freedom of Information process this page is for you.
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) has been in effect since January 1st, 1991. The Act applies to municipalities and local boards termed "institutions" under the Act.
The 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.
This legislation applies to any record in the custody of or under the control of The Corporation of the Municipality of Red Lake, regardless of whether it was produced under the Act.
The Municipality of Red Lake Council is the "head" as defined under the legislation and the Clerk (F.O.I. Coordinator) is responsible for the day to day administration of the Act.
This Act provides individuals the right of access to both general information and their own personal information maintained by the Municipality of Red Lake. The Act also provides for the protection of personal information that has been collected by the Municipality of Red Lake.
A record means any record of information however recorded, whether in printed form, on film, by electronic means or otherwise, and includes:
You may fill out an Access/Correction Request (Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) Form available by clicking the icon below or request a copy of the form from the Clerk (F.O.I. Coordinator).
Requesters should provide as much detail as possible in order to assist in the search of the record.
Completed forms, along with the mandatory non-refundable $5.00 access fee (see Summary of Fees for Information Requests below), should be forwarded to:Freedom of Information Coordinator
Normally, a request must be processed within 30 calendar days. This means that the Municipality must either provide access to the requested record or notify the individual that the information is exempt under the specific provisions of the Act. If the institution requires a time extension for any reason, then the requestor must be notified.
An individual making a request for information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act will be required to pay certain fees. The rules regarding the payment and amount of fees are set out in the Act and Regulation 823. Processing charges are summarized in the Fees By-Law, Schedule A - Administration.
If the request is for your own personal information, identification is required. Please include a photocopy of a piece of your identification bearing your signature.
If you are not satisfied with the decision given by the Clerk (F.O.I. Coordinator) for the Municipality of Red Lake, under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you may appeal that decision with the Privacy Commissioner's Office, within 30 days of receipt of the decision letter and request a review.
The appeal fee is $10.00 for personal information and $25.00 for all other requests. The appeal must be sent to:Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
For more information about Freedom of Information Requests contact the Clerk's Department at 807-735-2096