Guide to FOIP-Chapter 4

Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. Guide to FOIP, Chapter 4, Exemptions from the Right of Access. Updated 8 April 2024. 43 Section 15: Law Enforcement and Investigations Law enforcement and investigations 15(1) A head may refuse to give access to a record, the release of which could: (a) prejudice, interfere with or adversely affect the detection, investigation, prevention or prosecution of an offence or the security of a centre of lawful detention; (a.1) prejudice, interfere with or adversely affect the detection, investigation or prevention of an act or omission that might constitute a terrorist activity as defined in the Criminal Code; (b) be injurious to the enforcement of: (i) an Act or a regulation; or (ii) an Act of the Parliament of Canada or a regulation made pursuant to an Act of the Parliament of Canada; (c) interfere with a lawful investigation or disclose information with respect to a lawful investigation; (d) be injurious to the Government of Saskatchewan or a government institution in the conduct of existing or anticipated legal proceedings; (e) reveal investigative techniques or procedures currently in use or likely to be used; (f) disclose the identity of a confidential source of information or disclose information furnished by that source with respect to a lawful investigation or a law enforcement matter; (g) deprive a person of a fair trial or impartial adjudication; (h) facilitate the escape from custody of an individual who is under lawful detention; (i) reveal law enforcement intelligence information; (j) facilitate the commission of an offence or tend to impede the detection of an offence; (k) interfere with a law enforcement matter or disclose information respecting a law enforcement matter; (k.1) endanger the life or physical safety of a law enforcement officer or any other person; (k.2) reveal any information relating to or used in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion; (k.3) reveal a record that has been seized by a law enforcement officer in accordance with an Act or Act of Parliament;