Compliance with not just the letter but also the spirit of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is an obligation of all Ministers' Offices.
The stakes are high: in addition to the legal consequences, staff members' conduct in freedom of information matters and privacy matters is subject to scrutiny by MPPs, the news media and others.
Fasken Martineau is pleased to offer special training in freedom of information and privacy legal compliance – training that is specially tailored to the unique needs of political staff members in ministers' offices. Our custom seminar can be delivered directly at your workplace, for all members of the Minister's staff.
Our two-hour training seminar will cover the following topics:
- legal duties of Minister's Office employees
- role of the ministry's FOI Coordinator
- dos and don'ts
- best practices for legal compliance
- protecting the Minister by staying on the right side of the law
- typical situations facing a Minister's political staff
- where to turn for guidance
Each seminar will be led by lawyer and author Alex Cameron (one of Canada's foremost legal counsel in the field of information and privacy law) and lawyer Daniel Brock (an experienced former political staff member). The curriculum will be based on our law firm's experience with and understanding of the unique challenges and responsibilities of the staff in a Minister's Office.
If you are interested in booking an Minister's Office FIPPA Compliance Training seminar for your office, or for more information about the training, including rates, please contact Daniel Brock at email@example.com or +1 416 865 4513.
PS - Fasken Martineau also offers legal compliance training on workplace harassment, human rights, and other relevant topics. Please contact us for more information.