How do the public access information under GIPAA?

The Act establishes four ways for the public to access government information:

  1. Mandatory Disclosure
    - Certain information must be published on Council's website free of charge.
  2. Proactive Release
    - Council is encouraged to release as much government information as possible free of charge (or at the lowest reasonable cost). This information will be placed on Council's website.
  3. Informal Release
    - Council is encouraged to release information without the need for a formal application, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.
  4. Formal Access
    - In limited circumstances, access to information will require a formal access application.