USEFUL DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
INFORMATION ACCESS REQUEST
To make an access request, here is an excerpt of the procedure to follow. You will find the complete procedure and other information on the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec website. | Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec (gouv.qc.ca) (English)
Your request can be sent by mail, fax or e-mail.
Right of access to documents
The right of access to documents held by public bodies is set out in the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information.
Public bodies subject to the law
Approximately 2,800 public agencies are subject to this law. These are:
– Government departments and agencies
– Municipalities and their agencies, urban communities and their agencies, regional county municipalities
school boards, subsidized private colleges, CEGEPs, universities
– Hospitals, CLSCs, local health and social services network development agencies and youth centers.
Type of documents available
The Act applies to all records held by a public body whether in written, graphic, audio, visual, computerized or other form. These records can be identified through a classification list that each agency is required to maintain.
Exceptions to the right of access
The Act contains six categories of exceptions that may limit the principle of access to certain information. These are information affecting intergovernmental relations, negotiations between public bodies, the economy, the administration of justice and public safety, administrative or policy decisions and auditing. Most of these restrictions, however, are optional.
This does not mean that the entire document will be withheld. Only information relating to these matters will be permitted to be severed from the document. Other parts of the document will remain accessible.
Information that identifies a person other than the applicant is confidential. It will be masked before anyone else has access to a record.
The request for access to a document is addressed to the person responsible for access in the public body that holds the document.
The request may be made orally or in writing, but only a written request can subsequently be appealed to the CAI. The request to the Access Authority must be specific enough to identify the record. However, the head is obliged to assist any person who requests his or her help in formulating a request and identifying the document sought.
The access provider has up to 20 calendar days to respond. However, this period may be extended by 10 days, if necessary. Failure to respond will be considered a refusal.
Under Bylaw 263-18, establishing a fee schedule for goods or activities offered by the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais
WHEREAS the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information, as well as the Act respecting municipal taxation in Quebec, in paragraph 3 of the second paragraph of Section 244, allow municipalities to provide, by by-law, that all or part of its goods, services or activities be financed by means of a fee structure
NOW THEREFORE THIS BY-LAW ORDERS, STATES AND DECREES as follows
ARTICLE 4 – PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE
4.1 The applicable fees for services offered by the Public Safety Department are as follows
Accident report: $16.00
Event report: $14.50
Request for a pardon: $71.00
Request for verification of vehicle identification numbers: $150.00
Screening of paid candidates to work with vulnerable persons: $71.00
Screening of unpaid candidates for work with community, sports and cultural organizations: $65.00 / free for residents of the Collines-de-l’Outaouais territory
Copy of video recording: $52.00
Certificate of good conduct: $60.00
Audiocassette, CD ROM’ DVD: $13.00 fixed cost and $1.05 per second of recording
For Public Security, the person responsible for access to information is Inspector Joël Blain
7 chemin Edelweiss
La Pêche, Quebec
Telephone: 819-459-2422 or toll free: 1-877-459-2422
A person may have to prove that he or she does not have a criminal record or a criminal history, that is, that he or she has not been convicted of or charged with a criminal or penal offence. She may need to show this for civil purposes or because her job requires it.
The 2 types of checks available are:
1- Criminal record check for civil purposes;
2- A criminal record check for a person who works with vulnerable clients.
Civilian Criminal Record Check (CCRC)
(Applicable fee of $60)
This type of check is performed when applying for citizenship or immigration, for a visa application, for the lifting of an entry ban, for a work permit or pre-employment permit for salaried or volunteer work, for a certified criminal record attestation, a certificate of good conduct or any other application for employment (salaried or volunteer) that does not meet the criteria indicated in section 6. 3(1) of the Criminal Records Act (vulnerable clientele).
Criminal Record Check for Persons Working with Vulnerable Clientele (CRVC) OR a pardon
(Applicable fee of $71)
This type of check is performed on people working in the scouting movement or in early childhood centers, for example, because they are considered to be working with vulnerable clients.
According to section 6.3(1) of the Criminal Records Act, a vulnerable person means a person who, because of age, disability or other temporary or permanent circumstances:
(a) is in a position of dependency on other persons;
(b) is at greater risk of abuse or assault than the general population from a person in a position of authority or trust.
HOW TO APPLY?
Complete the application form (CCRC or CRVC);
Attach a copy of two pieces of identification;
HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
By mail, to the following address: 7 chemin Edelweiss, La Pêche, (Qc), J0X 3G0
In person: Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30pm
FEES : Check, money order, cash or debit
Check or money order to : MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais
The maximum delay is 90 working days and our service will contact you when your verification is completed.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the following email address
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 819-459-2422 – extension 3221
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