117. The person in charge of access to documents or the protection of personal information responds promptly to a request for information under section 115 and no later than 45 days after the date of receipt.
If it does not appear possible to process the request within the time prescribed in the first paragraph, the person in charge may, before the expiry of that time, extend it by a period not exceeding 15 days. In such a case, the person in charge must notify the person making the request, by mail, within the time initially granted.
This section applies despite section 98 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1).