All records in the custody and control of The City of Saint John are subject to the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA). This includes correspondence addressed to the City from the public. Consequently, such correspondence may be disclosed to those who were not originally addressed by the correspondence. RTIPPA tries, however, to strike a balance between an individual's right to access records and an individual's right to privacy. It should be noted that RTIPPA does not apply to correspondence between the public and elected officials regarding constituency matters.
E-mail and other electronic communications:
E-mail and other electronic messages sent to addresses owned by the City of Saint John are subject to RTIPPA. Senders of messages should be aware that information contained in electronic correspondence (or printed versions thereof) may be disclosed to others under RTIPPA.
Submissions to Council:
Correspondence and submissions from the public which are considered in public meetings may also be subject to release under RTIPPA.