An order is issued at the conclusion of an inquiry. An inquiry is the final stage of a request for review or privacy complaint. If an applicant or complainant does not accept the findings and recommendations made during mediation and investigation, they may ask to proceed to inquiry.
Inquiries are formal adjudicative proceedings in which the Commissioner, or a delegated Adjudicator, receives submissions from all parties involved in the matter and decides all issues of fact and law in an order. Orders are enforceable in court and may be subject to judicial review.
Orders are also available on CanLII at www.canlii.org.