Monthly Archives: August 2016

Access to Information and Open Meetings: Toward a Greater Level of Municipal Transparency

What is the relationship between the Open Meeting requirements of the Ontario Municipal Act  and the rules requiring the disclosure of municipal records under the Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Privacy Act (MFIPPA)?  Both of these measures are intended to increase the transparency of municipal governments and provide members of the […]


Submission to London City Council on Secondary Dwelling Units By-Law

Here are the written comments I’ve submitted to the London City Council on the Secondary Dwelling Units by-law that will be going to full Council at their August 30th meeting. . . . . From: Samuel Trosow, <> To: Members, London City Council Re: Secondary Dwelling Units (OZ-8053); 14th Report of the PEC #23 I’d […]

Submission to OPC on Privacy and Consent

Here is my Submission (with co-authors Scott Tremblay and Daniel Weiss) to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for their consultation on Privacy and Consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Summary of Submission of Samuel Trosow,  Scott Tremblay and Daniel Weiss The current consent model is inadequate to protect the legitimate privacy […]