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September 26 – Oct 2 is Right to Know Week!

Today kicks off our celebration of Right to Know Week, dedicated to the promotion of freedom of information worldwide. Originating in Bulgaria in 2002, the right to know movement is celebrated by approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations on September 28 every year.

Here in B.C., the public has the right to request certain information from a public body; however the process may seem overwhelming.

The infographics below give step by step instructions to assist with the FOI process, from how to make an initial FOI request to how to make a complaint to our Office. If you have any questions, contact our Office and we will see what we can do to help.

Happy Right to Know Week!

How to Make a Freedom of Information Request

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In B.C., access to information rights are governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

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How to File a Request for Review

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If you believe you have been improperly denied access to information, you may ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner to review the decision.

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How to Make a Complaint

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If you believe you have been improperly denied access to information, you may ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner to review the decision.

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