Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
FIPPA for Government Departments and other Public Bodies
Public bodies under FIPPA vary from large Manitoba departments, Crown corporations and regional health authorities to small rural municipalities and northern community councils. Some receive applications for access to information every week, while others have only a few per year. Each situation presents challenges for the public body.
Like access and privacy legislation in other jurisdictions, FIPPA is complex and sometimes may be difficult to apply in real life situations. While our office will be happy to assist in defining the issues and considering options, public bodies should consult their legal counsel for legal interpretation and advice.