Supervisor of Records and Information
Legislative Services Office
70 Collier Street, 1st Floor
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
Phone: (705) 739-4220, ext. 4377
Fax: (705) 739-4206
Ministry of Government & Consumer Services
Access and Privacy Office
134 Ian McDonald Blvd.
Toronto, ON M7A 2C5
The fundamental purpose of the freedom of information process (FOI) is accountability to the public. The spirit is to create an open and accountable government by providing as much information as possible to the public, while ensuring that their personal privacy is protected.
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is a piece of legislation that gives individuals the right to request access to information, including most general records and records containing their own personal maintained by the City of Barrie.
The Act also provides for the protection of personal information that has been collected by the municipality. The Act is based on the principles that:
Under the Legislation, the ‘Head’ of the Corporation is responsible for decisions made under the Act. For the City of Barrie, City Council has delegated the responsibilities and powers of performing the duties as the ‘Head’ within the meaning of the Act to the City Clerk.
Copies of the legislation are available on-line at the following websites:
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
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