Treasury board submissions withheld from ENGO applicant

An environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO), concerned about what it believed to be ill-considered energy policies of the administration in office, requested draft plans for a proposed energy distribution line. The ministry responded by withholding the responsive records in their entirety, save for headings identifying them as Treasury Board submissions, citing s. 12 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), which requires a public body to refuse to disclose information that would reveal the substance of deliberations of the Executive Council (Cabinet) or any of its committees.