City of Courtenay

The applicant requested that the City of Courtenay provide information about City council resolutions and votes concerning a privately owned property. The City refused to disclose information on the grounds that disclosure would reveal the substance of City council’s in camera deliberations (s. 12(3)(b) of FIPPA) and because the information was protected by solicitor client privilege (s. 14 of FIPPA). The adjudicator found that most of the information could be withheld under s. 12(3)(b). However, the balance of the information in dispute (i.e., names of meeting attendees, dates and times of the meetings, and the date the minutes were adopted, signed and certified as correct) could not be withheld under either s. 12(3)(b) or s. 14.

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