Ontario (Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services) v. Information and Privacy Commissioner (Ont.) et al. 2012 ONCA 393
Crown - Examination of public documents - Freedom of information - Bars - Reasonable expectation of probable harm
The Information and Privacy Commissioner (Ont.) ordered the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to publicly disclose information contained in the Ontario Sex Offender Registry, specifically the first three digits of postal codes known as Forward Sortation Areas and the number of sexual offenders in each Forward Sortation area. The Ministry applied for judicial review.
The Ontario Divisional Court, in a decision reported 282 O.A.C. 199, dismissed the application. The Ministry appealed.
The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.