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OIPC 25 Year Anniversary

Time to celebrate! Did you know that 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the OIPC providing impartial oversight of our access and privacy laws? Over the last 25 years, our office has been committed to ensuring that you are able to exercise your right to access government information and that your right to privacy is protected. These rights are recognized throughout the world as being essential to democracy! Throughout the year we will be celebrating our silver anniversary by:

  • Sharing stories of Nova Scotians who have experienced firsthand how freedom of information laws contribute to a more democratic society.
  • Publishing duty to assist guidelines for public bodies and municipalities on topics such as communication with applicants, searching for records, calculating and waiving fees, writing decisions and more! 

Stay tuned for these exciting updates and more by checking this page or signing up to our mailing list. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all!


Guidelines for Public Bodies & Municipalities:

Duty to Assist #1: Communication with Applicants

Duty to Assist #2: Conducting and Adequate Search

Duty to Assist #3:  Third Party Notice

Duty to Assist #4: How to Calculate Fees


Democracy in Action Profiles:

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of FOIPOP, we reached out to several people who have experienced first hand how freedom of information laws contribute to a more democratic society.