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Information and Privacy Commissioner

Maria C. MacDonald

Information and Privacy Commissioner


Administrative Officer


     J. Angus MacLean
     180 Richmond Street
     P.O. Box 2000
     Charlottetown, PE
     C1A 7N8 

   Tel: (902) 368-4099
   Fax: (902) 368-5947


Order No. FI-14-002 was issued on December 23, 2014.  Commissioner MacDonald found that the Department of Health and Wellness failed to meet the statutory time limit to respond to an applicant.  Clause 66(3)(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act authorizes the Commissioner to order a refund of any fees paid by an applicant, in the appropriate circumstances, including if a time limit is not met.  The Commissioner ordered the Department of Health and Wellness to refund to the Applicant all of the fees that the Applicant paid.

- Information and Privacy Commissioner: Maria C. MacDonald

- Role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

- Legislation

- The Act in Brief

- How to Request a Review

- Frequently Asked Questions

- Explanatory Notes

- Forms and Resource Materials

- Rulings

- Annual Reports

- Proactive Disclosure

- News Releases and Communications

- Related Links

- 'Right to Know' Week

- Data Privacy Day

Access and Privacy Services is a section of the Community Safety and Justice Policy Division of the Department of Environment, Justice and Labour of the Government of Prince Edward Island.  It processes applications for access to information and provides government-wide policy advice and support regarding the operation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FOIPP Act") and regulations, policies and procedures.

Contact the Provincial Manager, Kathryn Dickson, to submit requests for access to information from the provincial government and for assistance with the FOIPP Act.

Kathryn Dickson, Provincial Manager

Requests for information in the custody and control of certain public bodies are not processed through the Access and Privacy Services Division.  Contact information for some of the FOIPP coordinators of these public bodies can be found under the following link to the Access and Privacy Services website:

 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Coordinators

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