78.12. All information obtained under section 78.5 is confidential except information that is already public according to law. No person may communicate such information or allow it to be communicated to a person not legally entitled to it or allow such a person to examine a document containing such information or to have access to it.
However, on the written authorization of the interested person or the interested person’s authorized representative, such information may be communicated to a person designated in the authorization
This section applies despite section 9 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1).
Whoever contravenes this section is liable to a fine of $500 to $2,500.