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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2016-05-29 An Assessment of the Financial Impact of Cap and Trade FA1507
Climate and Environment
Economy
Government Operations and Management
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2015-08-17 An Assessment of the Financial Impact of the Partial Sale of Hydro One FA1501
Energy and Natural Resources
Government Operations and Management
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2017-07-12 An Assessment of the Market Value of Provincial Assets FA1508
Budgets
Infrastructure and Transportation
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2016-06-24 Analysis of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan FA1510
Retirement
Pensions
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2017-09-26 Analysis of the Ontario-Quebec Electricity Trade Agreement FA1713
Energy and Natural Resources
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2017-12-20 Assessing the Fiscal Impact of the Ontario Child Care Expansion Plan FA1704
Government Operations and Management
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2019-04-01 Autism Program Funding Analysis FA1901
Education
Health Care
Social Services
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2017-06-05 Business Supports FA1613
Budgets
Government Operations and Management
Taxes and Other Revenue
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2017-12-22 Cap and Trade Update FA1716
Climate and Environment
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2016-04-25 Changes in User Fees FA1603
Economy
Employment and Labour Markets
Government Operations and Management
Infrastructure and Transportation
Taxes and Other Revenue
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