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Access to Information Act

Version of section 41 from 2019-06-21 to 2021-04-20:


Marginal note:Review by Federal Court — complainant

  •  (1) A person who makes a complaint described in any of paragraphs 30(1)(a) to (e) and who receives a report under subsection 37(2) in respect of the complaint may, within 30 business days after the day on which the head of the government institution receives the report, apply to the Court for a review of the matter that is the subject of the complaint.

  • Marginal note:Review by Federal Court — government institution

    (2) The head of a government institution who receives a report under subsection 37(2) may, within 30 business days after the day on which they receive it, apply to the Court for a review of any matter that is the subject of an order set out in the report.

  • Marginal note:Review by Federal Court — third parties

    (3) If neither the person who made the complaint nor the head of the government institution makes an application under this section within the period for doing so, a third party who receives a report under subsection 37(2) may, within 10 business days after the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (1), apply to the Court for a review of the application of any exemption provided for under this Part that may apply to a record that might contain information described in subsection 20(1) and that is the subject of the complaint in respect of which the report is made.

  • Marginal note:Review by Federal Court — Privacy Commissioner

    (4) If neither the person who made the complaint nor the head of the institution makes an application under this section within the period for doing so, the Privacy Commissioner, if he or she receives a report under subsection 37(2), may, within 10 business days after the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (1), apply to the Court for a review of any matter in relation to the disclosure of a record that might contain personal information and that is the subject of the complaint in respect of which the report is made.

  • Marginal note:Respondents

    (5) The person who applies for a review under subsection (1), (3) or (4) may name only the head of the government institution concerned as the respondent to the proceedings. The head of the government institution who applies for a review under subsection (2) may name only the Information Commissioner as the respondent to the proceedings.

  • Marginal note:Deemed date of receipt

    (6) For the purposes of this section, the head of the government institution is deemed to have received the report on the fifth business day after the date of the report.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-1, s. 41
  • 2019, c. 18, s. 19
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