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Access to Information and Protection of Privacy and Regulatory Reform Initiative Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I make an Access to Information Request as it relates to the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development?
  2. What is the Regulatory Reform Initiative? How does this initiative relate to the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development?

1. How do I make an Access to Information Request as it relates to the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development?

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador proclaimed the access provisions of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) on January 17, 2005. The new Act replaces the Freedom of Information Act. It applies to all public bodies (defined in the Act), including government departments, agencies, health boards, school boards and municipalities.

Please visit the ATIPP website for additional information on this program area.

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2. What is the Regulatory Reform Initiative?  How does this initiative relate to the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development?

The Regulatory Reform initiative will reduce administrative and regulatory inefficiencies while maintaining high standards, a level playing field for businesses, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government services to its citizens. It will not compromise important public objectives such as protection of the environment, health and safety, and consumer and public protection, nor will it compromise government's internal controls and due diligence.

Regulatory Reform can include legislation, regulations, fees, permits, approvals, licenses, standards, paperwork, processing time, guidelines, filing and certification requirements, reporting, investigation, inspection and enforcement practices, and procedures.

Please visit Regulatory Reform for additional information on this program area.

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