Ontario Electricity Regulation Crisis Report – Part 33: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) Application to OEB

(text of FIPPA application hand delivered)

February 16, 2012

ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD
2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor
P.O. Box 2319
Toronto, ON
M4P 1E4

Attention: Ms. K. Walli, Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator

Dear Ms. Walli,

Pursuant to the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, I am applying to the Ontario Energy Board for access to general records related to the matters described herein.

I am not seeking access to, or correction of, my own personal information records.

A detailed description of the information I request is as follows:

On January 26, 2012, Rosemarie T. Leclair, the chair of the Ontario Energy Board, spoke to the Northwinds Professional Institute at an event in Cambridge, Ontario. Ms. Leclair’s speech is posted to the OEB web site.

In her speaking notes, she states: “I have also reached out to and met individually with many CEOs in the industry, as well as the heads of the consumer groups who regularly participate in Board proceedings, to give each of them an opportunity to share their perspectives.”

With respect to the meetings referred to in this quote, please provide the names of the industry, industry trade association, and consumer group individuals that Ms. Leclair has met with, their affiliations, the dates of the meetings, materials provided to the Ontario Energy Board by the guests, materials provided to guests by the Ontario Energy Board or any representative of the Ontario Energy Board, and minutes of the meetings in the possession or control of the Ontario Energy Board including any:

  • hand written or electronic notes, drawings, diagrams
  • pictorial or graphic works
  • memoranda
  • books (if not published)
  • plans, maps
  • photographs or digital images
  • films, microfilms
  • sound recordings, videotapes

My preferred method of accessing the records sought is to receive copies. If producing copies gives rise to significant cost, please inform me so that we might discuss alternative methods of accessing the records.

If there is any aspect of this request that is unclear or incomplete, please bring it to my attention so that I might remedy the issue.

My cheque for $5.00 made out to the Ontario Energy Board is attached.

Sincerely,

Tom Adams

One Comment

  1. I think the OEB chair should do some hard thinking about her role and responsibilities. As head of a tribunal, she needs to think like a judge, not a party planner. Her job is to set just and reasonable rates. She can’t fraternize with stakeholders, and must be detached from the processes of the board so as not to develop bias or the appearance of bias.

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