Newfoundland and Labrador (province of Canada)

Name of law: Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA)
First adopted: 2015


Newfoundland and Labrador's RTI law, the ATIPPA, is by far the strongest right to information legislation in Canada and one of the stronger laws in the world when assessed against national laws, in part due to strong scores on scope, requesting procedures and appeals. However, there is still room for improvement. The legislation’s main weakness is its exceptions, which are often drawn too broadly and lack adequate harm tests, public interest overrides and sunset clauses.