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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP) is a law that came into effect in British Columbia in 1993. The Act provides individuals with specific information and privacy rights with regards to information that is collected or controlled by public bodies in British Columbia.

You have two major rights under the FOIPOP:

  • the right of access to records in the custody or under the control of a public body, including your own personal information and;
  • the right of protection of the privacy of your personal information in the custody and under the control of a public body.

There are a number of exceptions to information and privacy rights under the Act. If you are requesting records from a public body, you will not get access to in- camera council confidences, someone else's personal information, or information that could harm another individual's business interests. You will also generally not get access to records that could harm law enforcement, the economic and financial interests of a public body, other individuals, or the public.

A public body cannot charge you for access to your own personal information. It can however, charge you for access to non-personal information if it takes more than three hours to find, and it may also charge your for the cost of copying and sending records to you.

Freedom of Information Request Forms can be downloaded, or you can contact the Town Office for a copy. The Town of Osoyoos Freedom of Information Bylaw contains further details and information.

If you would like further information about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you can contact the Provincial Commissioner's Office at:

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC
Fourth Floor, 1675 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250.387.5629
Email: oipc@gems5.gov.bc.ca

Electronic copies of the Act, Commissioner's Orders, Investigation Reports and annual reports are available at the Information and Privacy Commissioner's web site at http://www.oipc.bc.ca/

For more information regarding Freedom of Information requests please contact:

Janette Van Vianen, CMC
Director of Corporate Services
Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0
(T) 250.495.6515
(E) jvv@osoyoos.ca

 

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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