11. Access to a document is free of charge.
However, a fee not greater than the cost of transcription, reproduction or transmission of the document may be charged to the applicant.
The amount and the terms and conditions of payment of the fee are prescribed by government regulation, which may prescribe cases where persons are exempt from payment.
A public body which intends to charge a fee under this section shall, before transcribing, reproducing or transmitting a document, inform the applicant of the approximate amount that will be charged to him. In a case of access to more than one document, the transcription or reproduction fee for each document identified must be clearly set out.
1982, c. 30, s. 11; 1987, c. 68, s. 4; 2006, c. 22, s. 6.