Access to information

The City of Brossard is subject to the provisions of the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (L.R.Q., c. A-2.1), which states as a general principle that anyone who submits a request has the right to access City documents. However, it also specifies that certain documents may not—or in some cases, must not—be released (e.g., outlines, drafts, preliminary notes, legal opinions).


Submitting a Request

To submit a request to access documents, please fill out a Document Access Request form. You may send the form by email to the following address: Direction.juridique@brossard.ca.

It is also possible to submit your request

by fax:
450-923-7009

by mail or in person:
Direction des services juridiques/Service du greffe
City Hall
2001 De Rome Boulevard, 1st Floor
Brossard, QC
J4W 3K5

Handling of Request

Upon receipt of the request, the person in charge of access to documents must assess it and, within the next 20 days, inform the applicant whether access to the requested documents has been granted or refused.
 
In the event of a refusal, if the form was submitted in writing, the applicant may, within 30 days of being informed of the decision made by the person in charge of access, submit a written request to the Commission d’accès à l’information asking for the decision to be reviewed.

Personal Information

If you request documents that may contain personal information about another individual, the latter’s signed, written consent must be included with your request or sent to the Service du greffe by mail or fax. This written consent must provide sufficient details regarding the desired documents and the identity of the individual or organization authorized to view them, and it must be recently dated.  

Copying Fees

The applicant may obtain a copy of the required documents by paying copying fees. These fees are determined by the Government of Quebec and are applied regardless of how the documents are issued.

Viewing

Viewing of documents shall take place during the Service du greffe’s regular office hours.

For More Information

Please contact a Service du greffe representative by calling 450-923-6311.