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It is a criminal offence to obstruct the fulfillment of a Freedom of Information request.

A person commits an offence if in relation to a record for which there is a right of access he or she alters, defaces, blocks, erases, destroys or conceals the record(s) with the intention of preventing disclosure of the information.

A person found guilty of such an offence will be liable to summary conviction of $100,000 and/or 6 months in prison.

Last Updated: 2008-11-20