Request for access to documents and your personal information
In accordance with section 107.6.1 of the Cities and Towns Act, despite section 8 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1), the auditor general is responsible for protecting personal information and handling requests for access to the documents that he or she prepares in the performance of his or her duties or holds for the purpose of his or her audits, under the terms and conditions enacted under the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information. This task does not extend, however, to documents that are otherwise held by the City or other public agency, in which case the access request must be sent to the person responsible for access to them.
Excerpt from the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information:
“The Auditor General or a person carrying out an auditing function in or for a public body may refuse to release or confirm the existence of information the disclosure of which would be likely to: 1) hamper an audit in progress; 2) reveal an auditing program or operation plan; 3) reveal a confidential source of information regarding an audit; or 4) seriously impair the power of appraisal granted to the Auditor General pursuant to sections 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, [43.1] and 45 of the Auditor General Act (chapter V-5.01).”