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 7 have statutory duties with regard to providing access to information and protecting personal information that is in the possession or control of the government institution. Subsection 2(1)(d): Definition of a government institution Interpretation 2(1) In this Act: … (d) “government institution” means, subject to subsection (2): (i) the office of Executive Council or any department, secretariat or other similar agency of the executive government of Saskatchewan; or (ii) any prescribed board, commission, Crown corporation or other body, or any prescribed portion of a board, commission, Crown corporation or other body, whose members or directors are appointed, in whole or in part: (A) by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; (B) by a member of the Executive Council; or (C) in the case of: (I) a board, commission or other body, by a Crown corporation; or (II) a Crown corporation, by another Crown corporation; Subsection 2(1)(d) of FOIP defines a government institution. Any body or organization that fits under this definition is subject to FOIP. Subsection 2(1)(d)(ii) of FOIP uses the phrase “any prescribed board...”. The meaning of this can be found at subsection 2(1)(h) of FOIP which provides: 2(1) In this Act: … (h) “prescribed” means prescribed in the regulations; Therefore, for subsection 2(1)(d)(ii) of FOIP, a body that is “prescribed” means any body listed in Part I of the Appendix of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulations (FOIP Regulations).