Freedom of Information request goes over 30-day limit

I’m following up on things this week. Here’s an example:

In September, I put in a Freedom of Information request with the Ministry of Labour to find out details of a 2005 accident in Brantford.

When I phoned to follow up on why the response was overdue, having taken more than the mandated 30 days, I learned that someone else had made the same request even earlier than I had and was still waiting for their information.

Needless to say, the Ministry wouldn’t, quite rightly, tell me who the other requestor was. But if you happen to be that person and don’t consider me a competitor, I’d love to hear from you at ann.brocklehurst@gmail.com.