Guide to FOIP-Chapter 1

Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. Guide to FOIP, Chapter 1, Purposes and Scope of FOIP. Updated 7 March 2023 18 Subsection 2(1)(a) of The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act establishes the relationship between the Government of Saskatchewan and a “contractor”: 2(1) In this Act: (a) “contractor” means, with respect to a public registry statute, a person with whom the minister has entered into a service agreement; ISC is a “contractor” as defined above. However, ownership of the information in the registries remains with the Government of Saskatchewan as per subsection 11(1) of The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act which provides: 11(1) All information and records in the registries are the property of the Government of Saskatchewan. The Ministry of Justice is the administrator of The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act and has established the Office of Public Registry Administration within the ministry. A summary of The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act is as follows: The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act: • Created the Office of Public Registry Administration. • Allowed the Government of Saskatchewan to enter into a service agreement with a business corporation, Information Services Corporation (ISC), to operate and manage the public registries on behalf of the Government. • Maintained Government ownership of all registry data. • Continued Government guarantee of title and assurance coverage for certain errors on title. • Maintained the quasi-judicial decision-making within Government by requiring the registry officers (Registrar of Titles, Controller of Surveys, Director of Corporations, Registrar of Cooperatives, and Registrar of Personal Property Security) to be employed by the Government. … The service agreement with ISC covers the Land Registry, the Land Surveys Directory, the Personal Property Registry, the Corporate Registry, and the Common Business Identifiers Program (CBI). The Public can access these registries through ISC, but Government retains ultimate