Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2015-2016

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Chapter I – Report on the Access to Information Act

About Public Safety Canada

The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSEP) plays a key role in discharging the Government's fundamental responsibility for the safety and security of its citizens. The Minister of PSEP is responsible for the Department. Legislation governing the Department sets out three essential roles: (i) support the Minister's responsibility for all matters related to public safety and emergency management not assigned to another federal organization; (ii) exercise leadership at the national level for national security and emergency preparedness; and (iii) support the Minister's responsibility for the coordination of Public Safety's Portfolio entities and for setting their strategic priorities.

The Department provides strategic policy advice and support to the Minister of PSEP on a range of issues including: national security, border strategies, countering crime, emergency management and interoperability. The Department also delivers a number of grant and contribution programs related to emergency management, national security and community safety.

Public Safety Canada is organized into five branches: Emergency Management and Programs, Community Safety and Countering Crime, Portfolio Affairs and Communications, National and Cyber Security, Corporate Management; it also has a Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive and are supported by the Legal Services Unit. The Department has regional presence in all provinces, as well as in the North, and are a primary contact in the regions to deliver a coordinated federal response to emergencies; facilitate the effective delivery of emergency management, Aboriginal policing and crime prevention programs; and improve partnerships with other levels of government and key regional stakeholders.

About the Public Safety Portfolio

The Public Safety Portfolio encompasses nine organizations which directly contribute to the safety and security of Canadians. While Portfolio agencies deliver public security operations according to their mandates, Public Safety Canada, in its portfolio coordination role, brings strategic focus to the overall safety and security agenda.  Each organization in the portfolio administers its own access to information and privacy programs, under authorities delegated to them by the Minister.

About the Access to Information Act

The Access to Information Act (the Act) was implemented on July 1, 1983. The goal of the Act was to help further the democratic process by promoting transparency and accountability of government to the Canadian citizenry. The Act creates an enforceable right of access to records under the control of a government in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public, that necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited and specific, and that decisions with regard to disclosure of government information should be reviewed independently of government.

Section 72 of the Act requires that the head of every government institution submit an annual report to Parliament on the administration of the Act during the financial year. This report outlines how Public Safety Canada administered the Act throughout fiscal year 2015-2016.

The Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Team

The Access to Information and Privacy Operations Unit (ATIP Operations Unit) and the Policy, Privacy and Training Unit (PPTU) are part of Public Safety Canada’s ATIP and Executive Services Division within the Department’s Portfolio Affairs and Communications Branch. The Director of ATIP and Executive Services, supported by one Administrative Assistant, is responsible for ATIP as well as Ministerial Correspondence and Secretariat Services. The ATIP Office consists of 12 full-time positions with two streams of ATIP-related work: (1) the ATIP Operations Unit consisting of one ATIP Manager, two Team Leaders, five Analysts, one Junior Analyst, and one Administrative Officer; and, (2) the PPTU consisting of one Team Leader and one Policy Analyst.

The ATIP Office is responsible for the coordination and implementation of policies, guidelines and procedures to ensure departmental compliance with the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The team is also responsible for responding to requests made under the Acts, as well as providing the following services to the Department:

Delegation of Authority

During the reporting period, the ATIP Office operated under two delegation orders (Appendix A). The previous order was signed by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on July 15, 2014. The new Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness signed the current delegation order on January 8, 2016, delegating his powers and responsibilities under the Access to Information Act.

New or Revised Policies, Guidelines or Procedures

The ATIP Office updated the Statement of Completeness form that branch officials submit to ATIP Analysts with records retrieved in response to a request. This form has resulted in improved descriptions of the sensitivity of records, which assists the delegated authority in making decisions about the disclosure of the information.

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness approved protocols for interactions between the Minister’s Office and the ATIP Office, which include an administrative arrangement that applies when it is necessary to retrieve records from the Minister’s Office that are subject to the Act, and, instructions that Minister’s Office’s exempt staff are to limit their contact about Access to Information requests to designated officials. These administrative measures formalize good ATIP practices between the Minister’s Office and the ATIP Office.

Training

During 2015-2016, the ATIP Office provided eight training and/or information sessions on the Guidelines for Retrieving and Reviewing Records in Response to an Access to Information (ATI) Request, Privacy Impact Assessments, and the new Statement of Completeness document. 103 people were trained at these sessions.

Monitoring Performance

Five reports are prepared for the information of Senior Management: The Weekly ATIP Report; the Quarterly Branch Performance Report; the Completed Request Report; the Upcoming ATI Release Report; and the New Request Report.

The Weekly ATIP Report identifies the new formal ATI requests received by the department that week and the deadlines assigned for retrieval/recommendations from branches. It also provides news on issues of interest such as new policies, receipt and resolution of complaints, etc. The Weekly ATIP Report is presented at the weekly Executive Committee Meeting.

The Quarterly Branch Performance Report provides Branches with their on-time response to ATI taskings, and is included as news in the Weekly ATIP Report. Quarterly Branch Performance Reports are rolled-up at the end of the year to provide an overall average of each Branch’s on-time response.

The Completed Request Report provides a list of all closed files for a two week period. The Upcoming ATI Release Report provides a list of ATI requests that will be completed in the upcoming week. The New Request Report provides a list of new requests received during the reporting week. These reports are made available for the information of the Minister’s Office and the Communications Directorate via a secure departmental portal.

In its commitment to transparency and accountability, Public Safety Canada posts summaries of completed ATI requests on the Open Government website. In addition, ATIP performance is monitored at the Executive level through their Performance Management Agreements to ensure ATIP is a priority within the department.

Challenges/Complexities

The complexity of the requests received remains a challenge. There are significant consultations and cross-referencing that must take place to properly review responsive records due to Public Safety Canada’s policy coordination role. Additionally, public domain searches must be conducted to ensure that the information is not already publicly available.

Towards the end of the reporting period, the ATIP Office noticed an increase in overly broad requests. Searching for and retrieving the large volume of records that respond to these requests has had a significant impact on the operations of the organization as a whole. It is anticipated the review of these records will take several years, and will remain a significant challenge to the operations of the ATIP Office for that time, given the complexity and volume of the records.

Key Issues Raised as a Result of Complaints/Investigations

Public Safety Canada received notice of 25 new complaints to the Office of the Information Commissioner in 2015-2016. There were ten complaints related to exemptions, seven related to denial of access, three related to time extensions, three related to excluded information, one related to fees, and one miscellaneous complaint related to transferring the request to another institution pursuant to s. 8 of Act.

Public Safety Canada received 17 complaint findings this year. Of these, four were discontinued, six were well founded and resolved without recommendations, and seven were not well founded.

There have been no patterns or trends identified by Public Safety Canada as a result of complaints or investigations by the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Appeals to the Court

There was one appeal to the Federal Court that was included in the 2008-2009 Annual Report to Parliament. The matter is ongoing.


Chapter II – Access to Information Act Statistical Report

Summary

In 2015-2016, Public Safety Canada received 346 requests under the Access to Information Act, an increase of approximately 12 per cent over the previous year. Public Safety Canada completed 100 per cent of the requests on time, the tenth consecutive year of over 90 per cent on time completion. The average number of days to process a request was 54 days, with 60 per cent of all requests completed within 30 days.

Overall Workload Trends

Annex B provides a summarized statistical report on Access to Information Act requests processed by Public Safety Canada between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. The following section provides an overview and interpretation of this information.

The overall workload for ATIP has rebounded from last year’s decreased numbers. The figures below include formal Access and Privacy requests, and consultations received from other institutions.

The following table provides an overall breakdown of workload by category for the past five years.

Overall Workload Trends
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
ATI requests received by Public Safety Canada 363 494 465 310 346
Privacy requests received by Public Safety Canada 55 30 68 23 35
ATI consultations received from other institutions 235 248 255 238 271
Privacy consultations received from other institutions 21 10 9 9 3
Total workload 674 782 797 580 655

Requests Received under the Access to Information Act

Public Safety Canada received 346 new Access to Information Act requests through the 2015-2016 fiscal year, representing an increase of approximately 12 per cent over the number of requests received the previous year (310). There were 51 requests carried forward from the previous fiscal year, resulting in a total of 397 requests to process during 2015-2016. Of these requests, 356 were completed during the reporting year, while the remaining 41 requests were carried forward to the next reporting year.

Source of Requests

The media was the primary source of requests received by Public Safety Canada for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Of the 346 requests received, the media comprised 64 per cent (222). Members of the public accounted for 20 per cent of requests (70); seven per cent were received from academia (24); and, four per cent were received from organizations (14). Two per cent of requests were submitted from businesses and another two per cent from those who declined to identify.

Extensions

Section 9 of the Access to Information Act allows institutions to extend the legal deadline for processing a request if a search for responsive records cannot be completed within 30 days of receipt of the request, or if the institution must consult with other institutions or third parties.

Public Safety Canada plays a role in coordinating activities involving federal institutions within the Public Safety portfolio as well as with other organizations at all levels of government on matters relating to the safety of Canadians. Extensions are therefore often necessary in order to undertake the required consultations. Extensions taken for these types of consultations resulted in 13 files being extended for 30 days or less, 32 extended for 31-60 days, 58 extended for 61-120 days, nine extended for 121-180 days, ten extended for 181-365 days, and one extended for 365 days or more.

Extensions taken because of interference with operations resulted in 26 files being extended for 30 days or less, five extended for 31 to 60 days, nine extended for 61 to 120 days, three extended for 121 to 180 days, and two extended for 181 to 365 days.

Information on completion times

This fiscal year, 60 per cent of requests under the Access to Information Act were completed within 30 days which is comparable to last fiscal year’s 63 per cent. The average number of days taken to process a request was 54 days which is comparable to last fiscal year’s 55 days.

Consultations completed

Public Safety Canada received 271 new consultation requests under the Access to Information Act throughout the 2015-2016 fiscal year. There were nine requests carried forward from the previous fiscal year, resulting in a total of 280 requests to process during 2015-2016. Of these requests, 266 were completed during the reporting year, while the remaining 14 requests were carried forward to the next reporting year.



Appendix A – Delegation of Authority for the Access to Information Act

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act*, hereby designates the persons holding the positions set out below, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Minister as the head of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, under the provisions of the Act and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position.  This designation replaces all previous delegation orders.

Delegation Order - Access to Information Act and Access to Information Regulations
(signed July 15, 2015)
Section Action Deputy Minister; Associate Deputy Minister Senior Assistant Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Ministers: National and Cyber Security, and Strategic Policy; Director General, Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs and Executive Services ATIP Manager; Director, Executive Services Senior ATIP Advisors and ATIP Analysts
4(2.1) Responsibility of head of institution
7(a) Notice where access requested
7(b) Giving access to record
8(1) Transfer of request
9 Extension of time limits
11(2)(3) (4)(5)(6) Additional Fees
12(2)(b) Language of access
12(3)(b) Access in an alternative format
13 Exemption - Information obtained in confidence
14 Exemption - Federal-provincial affairs
15 Exemption - International affairs and defence
16 Exemption - Law enforcement and investigations
16.5 Exemption - Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act
17 Exemption - Safety of individuals
18 Exemption - Economic interests of Canada
18.1 Exemption - Economic interest of certain government institutions
19 Exemption - Personal information
20 Exemption - Third-party information
21 Exemption - Operations of Government
22 Exemption - Testing procedures, tests and audits
22.1 Exemption - Internal Audits
23 Exemption -Solicitor-client privilege
24 Exemption - Statutory prohibitions
25 Severability
26 Refusal of access where information is to be published
27(1), (4) Third-party notification
28(1)(b), (2), (4) Third-party notification
29(1) Notice of decision to disclose
33 Notice to Information Commissioner of notices to third parties
35(2)(b) Right to make representations
37(4) Access to be given to complainant
43(1) Notice to third party of application to Federal Court for review
44(2) Notice to requester of application for review by third party
52(2)(b), 52(3) Special rules for hearings
69 Confidences of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
71(1) Facilities for inspection of manuals
72 Annual report to Parliament
Regulation
6(1) Transfer of request
7(2) Search and preparation fees
7(3) Production and programming fees
8 Method of access
8.1 Limitations in respect of format

Delegation Order - Access to Information Act and Access to Information Regulations
(signed January 8, 2016)
Section Action Deputy Minister; Associate Deputy Minister Assistant Deputy Minister, Portfolio Affairs and Communications; Director General, Cabinet, Parliamentary and Executive Services ATIP Manager; Director, Executive Services Senior ATIP Advisors and ATIP Analysts
4(2.1) Responsibility of head of institution
7(a) Notice where access requested
7(b) Giving access to record
8(1) Transfer of request
9 Extension of time limits
11(2)(3) (4)(5)(6) Additional Fees
12(2)(b) Language of access
12(3)(b) Access in an alternative format
13 Exemption - Information obtained in confidence
14 Exemption - Federal-provincial affairs
15 Exemption - International affairs and defence
16 Exemption - Law enforcement and investigations
16.5 Exemption - Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act
17 Exemption - Safety of individuals
18 Exemption - Economic interests of Canada
18.1 Exemption - Economic interest of certain government institutions
19 Exemption - Personal information
20 Exemption - Third-party information
21 Exemption - Operations of Government
22 Exemption - Testing procedures, tests and audits
22.1 Exemption - Internal Audits
23 Exemption -Solicitor-client privilege
24 Exemption - Statutory prohibitions
25 Severability
26 Refusal of access where information is to be published
27(1), (4) Third-party notification
28(1)(b), (2), (4) Third-party notification
29(1) Notice of decision to disclose
33 Notice to Information Commissioner of notices to third parties
35(2)(b) Right to make representations
37(4) Access to be given to complainant
43(1) Notice to third party of application to Federal Court for review
44(2) Notice to requester of application for review by third party
52(2)(b), 52(3) Special rules for hearings
69 Confidences of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
71(1) Facilities for inspection of manuals
72 Annual report to Parliament
Regulation
6(1) Transfer of request
7(2) Search and preparation fees
7(3) Production and programming fees
8 Method of access
8.1 Limitations in respect of format


Appendix B – Statistical Report for 2015-2016 on the Access to Information Act

Reporting period: 2015-04-01 to 2016-03-31

Part 1: Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests
Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 346
Outstanding from previous reporting period 51
Total 397
Closed during reporting period 356
Carried over to next reporting period 41

1.2 Sources of requests
Source Number of Requests
Media 222
Academia 24
Business (private sector) 8
Organization 14
Public 70
Decline to Identify 8
Total 346

1.3 Informal requests
Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
211 1 0 0 0 0 0 212
Note: All requests previously recorded as “treated informally” will now be accounted for in this section only.

Part 2: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

2.1 Disposition and completion time
Disposition of Requests Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 14 37 7 4 1 0 0 63
Disclosed in part 25 34 21 72 20 12 2 186
All exempted 1 5 0 4 0 0 0 10
All excluded 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
No records exist 42 17 0 0 0 0 0 59
Request transferred 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Request abandoned 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 116 97 28 80 21 12 2 356

2.2 Exemptions
Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 27 16(2) 26 18(a) 0 20.1 0
13(1)(b) 5 16(2)(a) 0 18(b) 0 20.2 0
13(1)(c) 14 16(2)(b) 5 18(c) 0 20.4 0
13(1)(d) 4 16(2)(c) 30 18(d) 4 21(1)(a) 96
13(1)(e) 0 16(3) 1 18.1(1)(a) 0 21(1)(b) 79
14 8 16.1(1)(a) 0 18.1(1)(b) 0 21(1)(c) 15
14(a) 13 16.1(1)(b) 0 18.1(1)(c) 1 21(1)(d) 8
14(b) 7 16.1(1)(c) 0 18.1(1)(d) 0 22 1
15(1) 0 16.1(1)(d) 0 19(1) 104 22.1(1) 0
15(1) - I.A.* 43 16.2(1) 0 20(1)(a) 0 23 51
15(1) - Def.* 19 16.3 0 20(1)(b) 24 24(1) 42
15(1) - S.A.* 76 16.4(1)(a) 0 20(1)(b.1) 0 26 4
16(1)(a)(i) 13 16.4(1)(b) 0 20(1)(c) 15
16(1)(a)(ii) 16 16.5 0 20(1)(d) 2
16(1)(a)(iii) 23 17 8
16(1)(b) 24
16(1)(c) 40
16(1)(d) 0
* I.A.: International Affairs
* Def.: Defence of Canada
* S.A.: Subversive Activities

2.3 Exclusions
Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
68(a) 2 69(1) 0 69(1)(g) re (a) 26
68(b) 0 69(1)(a) 12 69(1)(g) re (b) 2
68(c) 0 69(1)(b) 0 69(1)(g) re (c) 13
68.1 0 69(1)(c) 1 69(1)(g) re (d) 13
68.2(a) 0 69(1)(d) 8 69(1)(g) re (e) 16
68.2(b) 0 69(1)(e) 21 69(1)(g) re (f) 14
69(1)(f) 2 69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released
Disposition Paper Electronic Other Formats
All disclosed 8 55 0
Disclosed in part 16 170 0
Total 24 225 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of Requests Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
All disclosed 5304 3292 63
Disclosed in part 83863 59564 186
All exempted 906 0 10
All excluded 229 0 4
Request abandoned 0 0 30
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0

2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less Than 100
Pages Processed
101-500
Pages Processed
501-1000
Pages Processed
1001-5000
Pages Processed
More Than 5000
Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
All disclosed 54 905 5 794 3 1563 1 30 0 0
Disclosed in part 84 2657 68 14183 16 8664 16 22395 2 11665
All exempted 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 176 3562 79 14977 19 10227 17 22425 2 11665

2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation Required Assessment of Fees Legal Advice Sought Other Total
All disclosed 16 0 0 8 24
Disclosed in part 124 1 0 152 277
All exempted 4 0 0 9 13
All excluded 3 0 0 4 7
Request abandoned 0 3 0 0 3
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 147 4 0 173 324

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of Requests Closed Past the Statutory Deadline Principal Reason
Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
0 0 0 0 0

2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of Days Past Deadline Number of Requests Past Deadline Where No Extension Was Taken Number of Requests Past Deadline Where An Extension Was Taken Total
1 to 15 days 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

2.7 Requests for translation
Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Part 3: Extensions

3.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests
Disposition of Requests Where an Extension Was Taken 9(1)(a) Interference With Operations 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-Party Notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 5 0 7 3
Disclosed in part 37 2 111 7
All exempted 1 1 3 0
All excluded 2 0 2 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 45 3 123 10

3.2 Length of extensions
Length of Extensions 9(1)(a) Interference With Operations 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-Party Notice
Section 69 Other
30 days or less 26 1 13 3
31 to 60 days 5 2 32 64
61 to 120 days 9 0 58 1
121 to 180 days 3 0 9 0
181 to 365 days 2 0 10 0
365 days or more 0 0 1 0
Total 45 3 123 10

Part 4: Fees

Part 4: Fees
Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of Requests Amount Number of Requests Amount
Application 328 $1,640 28 $140
Search 0 $0 2 $291
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 22 $121
Total 328 $1,640 52 $552

Part 5: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations
Consultations Other Government of Canada Institutions Number of Pages to Review Other Organizations Number of Pages to Review
Received during reporting period 271 12565 3 95
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 9 192 0 0
Total 280 12757 3 95
Closed during the reporting period 266 12485 3 95
Pending at the end of the reporting period 14 272 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions
Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 118 31 5 0 0 0 0 154
Disclose in part 44 34 12 1 0 0 0 91
Exempt entirely 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Exclude entirely 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Consult other institution 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 183 65 17 1 0 0 0 266

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations
Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Disclose in part 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Part 6: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

6.1 Requests with Legal Services
Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 101-500 Pages Processed 501-1000
Pages Processed
1001-5000
Pages Processed
More Than 5000
Pages Processed
Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 19 602 7 1458 1 552 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 1 97 2 395 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 779 9 1853 1 552 0 0 0 0

6.2 Requests with Privy Council Office
Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 101‒500 Pages Processed 501-1000
Pages Processed
1001-5000
Pages Processed
More Than 5000
Pages Processed
Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed Number of
Requests
Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7: Complaints and Investigations

Part 7: Complaints and Investigations
Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
25 26 0 51

Part 8: Court Action

Part 8: Court Action
Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total
0 0 0 0

Part 9: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $679,896
Overtime $0
Goods and Services
  • Professional services contracts: $99,606
  • Other: $39,352
$138,958
Total $818,854

9.2 Human Resources
Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 7.94
Part-time and casual employees 1.37
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.66
Students 0.00
Total 9.97
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