The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) has been in effect since January 1st, 1991. This 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.
Public Access to Information
The CAO/Clerk’s Office is the official point of contact for those wishing to make a formal written request for access to information held by the Township of Algonquin Highlands, or to request a correction to a record(s) containing their own personal information. A completed access request form together with the accompanying $5.00 application fee may be mailed to:
Angie Bird, CAO/Clerk
Township of Algonquin Highlands
1123 North Shore Road
Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
Please make cheques payable to the Township of Algonquin Highlands.
Fees for Making an Access Request
There is a $5.00 application fee which must accompany each request for information. Search and preparation fee is $7.50 per 15 minutes and $0.25 per page for photocopying. The general time limit for responding to access requests is 30 days.
Be sure to describe, in detail, the types of records which you are requesting access to under the Act.
How to Make a Privacy Complaint
Individuals wishing to make a privacy complaint should contact the Commissioner at:
Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario
2 Bloor Street, East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5W 1A8
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073
Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk