British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act came into effect on Oct. 4, 1993. A year later, the legislation was expanded to include municipalities, schools, hospitals and municipal police forces.
Alberta's FOIP Act was given royal assent in 1994 and came into force during five phases. The fifth phase, which happened on Oct. 1, 1999, brought local government bodies including police services under the authority of FOIP.
Saskatchewan proclaimed its FOIP act on April 1, 1992, which covered provincial government institutions. On July 1, 1993, the Local Authority FOIP Act came into effect, which oversaw municipal institutions. The next year, health care facilities and educational facilities were brought into the act. Currently, municipal police forces do not fall under the authority of the local FOIP act. Continue>>>