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I work as a VP finance for a non profit organization in New Brunswick, Canada and last week a journal contacted us for financial informations.

I know there is a Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) in Canada but after reading it im not sure we are a public body as described in the act. Can somebody tell me if my organization is under a law that would enable requests to get access to our financial informations?

  • Ask a lawyer. Stack Exchange cannot provide specific legal advice. – Nij Oct 15 '16 at 21:38
  • Maybe you can strip out the personal aspects and ask a more general question about nonprofits and RTIPPA... – Pat W. Oct 16 '16 at 2:06
  • we would love to assist you, but answering this question would be giving legal advice. Please generalize per Pat. W's comment! – aidanh010 Oct 18 '16 at 20:59
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The law is a bit murky because it doesn't define "public body", but to compensate, the NB government promulgates a list of things it thinks are public bodies. A more intuitive expression would be "government agency". Anyhow, you can see if your name and address are on the list, because it is quite specific.

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