The Freedom of Information Act

S.M. 1985-86, c. 6

The Freedom of Information Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
2 Meaning of access.
(2) Exercise of access right.
(3) Records stored by electronic means.
3 Right of access.
4 Contents of application.
5 Notice of right to file complaint.
6 Notice regarding access.
(2) Contents of refusal.
7 Fees.
8 Failure to respond within 30 days.
9 Forwarding application.
(2) Transfer of application.
(3) Meaning of greater interest.
10 Effect on time limits.
11 Extension of time limits.
(2) Notice of extension.
(3) Access or refusal.
(4) Failure to respond.
12 Severability.
(2) Explanation or interpretation of record.
13 Information filed by applicant.
(2) Information becomes part of record.
(3) Correction of factual error.
14 Complaint by applicant.
15 Duties of Ombudsman.
(2) Complaint by Ombudsman.
(3) Complaints in prescribed form.
16 Powers of investigation.
(2) Delegation of powers.
(3) Right of entry.
17 Reasons for refusal.
(2) Contents of notice.
18 Withholding information from Ombudsman.
19 Investigations in private.
20 Right to make representations.
21 Secrecy.
(2) Disclosure in certain situations.
(3) Due regard for exemptions.
22 Defence under other Acts.
23 Restrictions on evidence.
24 Report re Access Guide.
25 Report re access complaint.
(2) Notification re appeal right.
26 Response by head.
27 Report indicating departmental response.
(2) Where access refused.
28 Decision to allow access.
29 Informal resolution of complaint.
(2) Notification of appeal right.
30 Appeal by applicant.
(2) Extension of time for filing.
(3) Head is respondent.
(4) Ombudsman not to be party.
31 Summary disposition.
32 Production of records.
33 Procedures to avoid disclosure.
34 Burden of proof on department.
35 Powers of court.
(2) Where record within exemption.
(3) Costs in certain cases.
36 No further appeal.
37 Severability.
38 Cabinet confidences.
(2) Right of access preserved.
39 Policy opinions, advice or recommendations.
(2) Limitation on exemption.
(3) Meaning of "report".
(4) Right of access preserved.
40 Law enforcement and legal proceedings.
(2) Limitation on exemption.
41 Protection of personal privacy.
(2) Limitation on exemption.
(3) Right of access preserved.
(4) Access with consent of third party.
(5) Access for research purposes.
42 Commercial information belonging to third party.
(2) Right of access preserved.
(3) Access with consent of third party.
(4) Disclosure in public interest.
(5) Notification to third party and applicant.
(6) Reference to court.
(7) Court decides issue.
43 Economic interests of Manitoba.
44 Federal-provincial relations.
45 Information obtained in confidence.
(2) Right of access preserved.
46 Testing or auditing procedures.
47 Material to be made public.
48 Third party reports.
(2) Right of access preserved.
(3) Excerpted summary.
(4) Preparation of summary.
49 Physical or serious psychological harm.
50 Access Guide.
51 Availability of Access Guide.
52 Updating of Access Guide.
53 Other duties and functions.
54 Annual report of designated minister.
(2) Contents of report.
55 Annual report of Ombudsman.
56 Review by committee.
57 Delegation to access officers.
(2) Effect of delegation.
58 Proceedings against Ombudsman prohibited.
59 Proceedings against government prohibited.
60 Obstruction.
61 Act inapplicable to certain records.
62 Regulations.
63 Act binding on Crown.
64 Other access rights preserved.
(2) When access right arises.
(3) Access procedures under other Acts.
(4) Act prevails over Schedules.
65 Confidentiality provisions in other enactments.
66 Other enactments prevail.
67 Transfer, storage or destruction.
68 Reference in Continuing Consolidation.
69 Commencement of Act.