Mandatory Exceptions

Section 12: Cabinet Confidences

A provincial governmental public body must withhold information that would reveal Cabinet confidences. This section also permits local public bodies to withhold information that was discussed at closed-door (in camera) meetings.

Section 21: Harm to Business Interests of Third Parties

Public bodies are often in possession of commercial, technical or financial information of outside businesses and must withhold that information from an applicant if releasing it can be shown to cause harm to the business.

Section 22: Harm to Personal Privacy

Your personal information belongs to you, and except in limited and/or prescribed circumstances, public bodies must not release your information to third parties without your consent.