Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2016-003 Released
March 31, 2016
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ed Ring, has released his Report A-2016-003 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of the Report is included below.
To view the Report in its entirety, please go to http://www.oipc.nl.ca/accessreports.htm
Summary: The Applicant requested from Nalcor Energy copies of the Civil Works
Agreement and other records for the Muskrat Falls project. Nalcor was prepared
to disclose part of the requested records, but a Third Party objected and complained
to this Office, arguing that more of the information ought to be withheld on the basis
of section 39 of the ATIPPA, 2015 (disclosure harmful to the business interests of a
third party) and on the basis of provisions in the Energy Corporation Act (ECA) that
prevail over the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner found that the objections of the Third
Party had not met the requirements of section 39, and that the ECA did not apply.
The Commissioner therefore recommended that Nalcor disclose the information it had proposed
to disclose (subject to the redaction of a small amount of personal information).
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