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Rural Municipality of Vanscoy


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The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

We take pride in keeping our municipality's residents informed while protecting their personal information. We believe that every individual has the right to access and request information from their government. By adhering to the Freedom of Information Protection Act, we aim to promote transparency and accountability in our actions. You can trust that we strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards in all of our work.

What is...

The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act?

  1. Purpose: The main purpose of the LA FOIP Act is to ensure transparency and openness in government operations. It allows individuals to request access to records held by public bodies.

  2. Access to Information: Under the LA FOIP Act, individuals have the right to request information held by government institutions, subject to certain limitations. This includes documents, emails, and other records.

  3. Privacy Protection: While promoting transparency, the LA FOIP Act also aims to protect individuals' privacy. It outlines rules for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by public bodies.

  4. Requesting Information: Anyone can make a request for information under the LA FOIP Act. The government has a duty to respond to these requests within a specified time frame and provide the requested information unless an exception applies.

  5. Exceptions: Some information may be exempt from disclosure. For example, information that could harm law enforcement, national security, or personal privacy may be withheld.

  6. Appeals: If a request for information is denied, individuals have the right to appeal the decision. The LA FOIP Act establishes processes for appealing denials and resolving disputes.

  7. Responsibilities of Public Bodies: Public bodies, such as government agencies, are responsible for ensuring compliance with the LA FOIP Act. This includes managing and protecting information and responding to information requests.

Keeping accounts

LA FOIP Resources:

LA FOIP Policy 13-2022

Transparency: Our Commitment to LA FOIP.

Access to Information Request

Submit Your Access Request Today.

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