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Access to Documents and Protection of Personal Information

The Ministry applies the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (also referred to as « Act Respecting Access ») that confirms two basic rights: right to information and right to privacy.

Are you Looking for a Document?

The Ministry systematically makes public various documents. You are invited to consult our publications list (in French).

If your request deals with a document produced by a self-governing body (in French) under the Minister's jurisdiction or the Sûreté du Québec (in French), contact this organization directly.

How to Request Access to Documents

Your request must be precise enough to track down the document. The persons in charge of access to documents can help you to submit your request and to track down the requested document.

According to the size or the type of document, reproduction costs may be charged pursuant to the Regulation respecting fees for the transcription, reproduction or transmission of documents or personal information. The documents can be consulted at no charge at our Québec city or Montréal offices after agreement with the persons in charge of the Access Act.

The Ministry may, for reasons outlined in the Act Respecting Access, refuse complete or partial access to certain documents.

For more information, consult the Web site of the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec.

How to Have Access or Rectify Your Private Information

Your private information cannot be given to third parties without your consent, except in certain cases permitted by the Act Respecting Access.

In cases permitted by the Act Respecting Access, the Ministry may refuse to confirm the existence of personal information about you and to communicate it to you.

What is the Time Limit of a Request Processing?

The Ministry has up to 20 calendar days (Saturday, Sunday and holidays included) from the day your request was received. However, this time limit may be extended of 10 days, if need be.