Elected officials often have questions about Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
(FOIP). The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
(OIPC) has published an overview of FOIP for municipal councillors.
The brief guidance for councillors provides the basics of the law for municipalities, describes differences between constituency and municipality records, summarizes how FOIP applies to in camera meetings, cautions the use of personal email accounts and texting for council business, and highlights the duty to protect personal information.
Helping Municipal Councillors Understand FOIP
is available on the OIPC’s website.
Manager of Policy & Advocacy