Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to enact a Freedom of Information (FOIPOP) Act. The act is a formal process to obtain access to records under the control of the provincial government. At the same time, it protects the privacy of individuals who do not want their personal information made public.

The goal of the act is to strive for a balance between an individual's right to know and an individual's right to privacy.

To apply for records, click Application for Access to a Record PDF

For other FOIPOP forms, click Other FOIPOP Forms.