Access to information

The Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies sets out the transparency and privacy obligations of public bodies such as the Township of Melbourne.

The right of access to records held by public bodies is set out in the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.  A request for access to a document should be addressed to the person in charge. To make a request, contact the person as follows:

In writing to:

  • Mrs. Cindy Jones
  • Director General
  • 1257, route 243
  • Melbourne, Quebec J0B 2B0

By email at:

By fax at: (819) 826-3981

Your request must include the following information:

  • Full name;
  • Full address;
  • Telephone number;
  • The subject matter of the request;
  • Precise list of documents requested;
  • The reason for this request.

The request can also be made verbally, but only a written request allows you to appeal the decision of the Township’s person in charge to the  Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec  (CAI).

In accordance with the Act, all requests for access to information will be answered within 20 days of receipt. If the request cannot be processed without impeding the Township’s normal course of operations, the period may be extended by 10 days. If this occurs, the applicant will be notified.

Useful link :  Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec

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