Information Requests

The FAO’s ability to provide the Legislative Assembly with economic and financial analysis depends on the FAO’s capacity to access information held by the Ontario government. The Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013 imposes a duty on ministries and other public entities to provide the FAO with information that the FAO believes is necessary to perform his duties.

The Lieutenant Governor in Council has made two orders-in-council requiring ministries and public entities to provide the FAO with certain Cabinet confidential information required for the performance of the FAO’s duties. The July 2018 order applies to information concerning decisions made by the Executive Council presided over by Premier Ford and the October 2016 order applies to information concerning decisions made by the former Executive Council presided over by Premier Wynne.

The FAO publicly discloses information requests on the FAO website and posts the responses received from ministries and public entities.

Responding to Information Requests

Ministries and public entities seeking guidance on how to respond to information requests from the FAO please consult the Guide to Responding to Information Requests.


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2018-11-06 Ontario Education Sector Expense Trends and Medium-Term Outlook Analysis FA1805
Education
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2018-10-12 Service Fees in 2018-19 FA1807
Taxes and Other Revenue
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2018-10-05 FAO Economic Forecast EC OEA-01
Economy
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2018-10-04 Ontario Spending and the Role of the Legislature FA1803
Budgets
Government Operations and Management
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2018-09-25 Economic and Budget Outlook-Fall-2018 EC1802
Budgets
Economy
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2018-08-31 Gasoline and Fuel Tax Revenues FA1801
Taxes and Other Revenue
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2018-08-24 Ending the Cap and Trade Program FA1802
Climate and Environment
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2018-03-28 Economic and Budget Outlook-Spring-2018 EC1801
Budgets
Economy
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2018-03-21 Lottery and Gaming: A Financial Analysis of the OLG’s Gaming Expansion and Sale of the Greater Toronto Area Gaming Bundle FA1714
Taxes and Other Revenue
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2017-12-22 Cap and Trade Update FA1716
Climate and Environment
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