Archives and access to information


Request for access to information

Responsible for access to information

Geral Beaudoin, Mayor

Responsible for archives

Mylène Vincent, General Director and Clerk-Treasurer

481 route 203, Havelock, J0S 2C0

The Municipalité du Canton de Havelock, a public body, is subject to the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information.

A person may request access to one or more administrative documents or to personal information held by the Municipality.

Procedure for requesting access to documents and deadlines

A request for access to a document should preferably be made in writing. To be admissible, the request must be sufficiently precise to allow the document to be found, and must be addressed to the person responsible for access to documents, i.e. the Mayor. The Municipality has twenty (20) days to respond to the request, which may be extended in accordance with the Act. Each request is treated in accordance with the Act and may be refused.

IMPORTANT! Verbal requests are accepted, but there is no recourse in the event of refusal.

In general, the following information is not accessible:

  • Nominative information that could identify an individual;
  • Information with an economic impact that could harm the interests of the Municipality;
  • Information on the administration of justice or public security that may be prejudicial to an individual;
  • Drafts, drafts or preparatory notes of a document;
  • Analysis and recommendation reports.
Consultation of documents on site is free of charge. However, a fee may be charged for any copy of a document under the Regulation  respecting fees for the transcription, reproduction or transmission of documents and personal information.
In the event of refusal
If access to a document or personal information is refused, the person who made the written request may, within 30 days of the decision, submit a request for review to the Commission d’accès à l’information.
For more information, please contact the Commission d’accès à l’information at 1-888-528-7741 or visit their website.