Appeals

If you have concerns or are dissatisfied with your RTIPPA request response, there are three options available to you as found in the Right to Information and Privacy Protection Act.  Each available option has specific steps and deadlines defined in the legislation.

Informal review with the University Secretary

The first option is to raise your concerns with the University Secretary.  You can request for a review by submitting an online appeal form detailing your concerns Access to Information Appeal Form.

Once your form is received, the University Secretary will review your concerns and may request to discuss the matter with you by phone, email or in person.  A written decision on the review will be supplied within 30 calendar days of the date of receipt. 

Complaints to the Integrity Commissioner for New Brunswick

A second option is to file a complaint with the Commissioner's Office.  Complaints to Commissioner's Office must be filed within 60 calendar days from when you received your RTIPPA request response.  NOTE: should you decide to make an informal review to the University Secretary, the 40 business day deadline for filing a complaint with the Commissioner's Office remains in effect and is not postponed.

If you have not received any follow-up to your RTIPPA request after 30 days of submission, you may file a complaint with the Commissioner's Office with 40 business days after the expiry of the time for responding to the request.

For more information or details on filing a complaint with the Commissioner's Office please contact the Office of the Integrity Commissioner for New Brunswick or see section 67 of the Right to Information and Privacy Protection Act.

Appealing to The Court of the Queen's Bench of New Brunswick

A third option is to file an appeal with the Court of the Queen's Bench of New Brunswick.  This action must be taken within 40 business days after the date you were notified of the response decision or the date you became aware of the act or omission.   For more information please refer to sesction 65 of the Right to Information and Privacy Protection Act.