Access to Information Act - CRTC Annual Report - 2019-2020

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Introduction

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is pleased to present its Annual Report to Parliament, in accordance with section 94(1)Footnote 1 of the Access to Information Act (the Act) and section 20 of the Service Fees Act. The report describes the activities that support compliance with the Act for the fiscal year commencing April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020.

The Purpose of the Access to Information Act

Section 2(a) of the Act provides Canadians with a right of access to federal government records under the control of a government institution. The Act further states in Section 3 that it is intended to complement and not replace existing procedures for access to government information, and is not intended to limit in any way access to the type of government information that is normally available to the general public.

CRTC Mandate and Responsibilities

The CRTC is an administrative tribunal within the Government of Canada that is responsible for regulating and supervising Canada’s communication system in the public interest.

The CRTC operates under a number of legislative authorities and Acts of Parliament. These include the following: the CRTC Act, the Bell Canada Act, the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and the Canada Elections Act, which includes provisions that established the Voter Contact Registry.

At the heart of our mandate is the duty to serve the public interest by putting Canadians at the centre of the communication system. To this end, our role encompasses consulting Canadians on communication issues of importance to them, dealing with the many applications we receive by making decisions and rules, responding to enquiries and complaints, as well as reporting to Canadians on the progress and outcomes of our work. The CRTC promotes and enforces compliance with its regulatory policies and decisions. It encourages and facilitates industry co-regulation and self-regulation through consultations, committees and working groups with various industry stakeholders. The CRTC also plays a key role in resolving industry disputes. Finally, in the current dynamic and evolving communication environment, the CRTC collaborates with various domestic and international stakeholders to leverage capacity and intelligence on a host of interrelated policy issues and questions.

The CRTC delivers its mandate from offices in the National Capital Region and regional offices throughout Canada.

Organizational Structure

The CRTC’s Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office is located within the Information Management section of the Information Management and Information Technologies Directorate. When fully staffed, the CRTC ATIP Office has six indeterminate employees.

The activities of the ATIP Office include:

  • publishing all proactive disclosure;
  • receiving and processing requests in accordance with the Act;
  • promoting awareness of the Act within the Commission;
  • preparing the annual reports to Parliament, the annual statistical report and maintaining the Department’s Info Source chapter;
  • monitoring Commission compliance with the Act; and
  • providing professional advice and guidance to senior management and all Commission staff on the Act.

The ATIP Office uses the AccessPro Case Management system and an imaging and electronic redaction software solution, AccessPro Redaction. The Office works closely with 14 departmental ATIP liaison officers who are appointed by the sectors. The liaison officers are responsible for ensuring that requests tasked to their groups are handled promptly and that relevant records are forwarded to the ATIP Office on time.

In 2019-2020, the CRTC has not entered into any service agreements pursuant to section 96 of the Access to Information Act.

Delegation Order

Decision-making responsibility for the application of the various provisions of the Access to Information Act has been formally established and is outlined in the Delegation Order approved by the Chairperson and CEO of the CRTC on July 30, 2020. A copy of the Delegation Order is in Appendix A of this Report.

Performance 2019-2020

Section 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

The CRTC ATIP Office carried forward four requests from 2018-2019 and received 52 new requests in fiscal year 2019-2020 for a total of 56 requests. The numbers are an increase from the previous reporting year where 12 requests had been carried forward from 2017-2018 and 31 new requests were received in fiscal year 2018-2019, for a total of 43 requests. The 52 requests processed in the last fiscal year represent an increase from the previous fiscal year of 20%. In 2019-2020, a total of 44 requests were closed and 12 requests were carried forward to the new fiscal year.

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1.2 Source of requests

The three most significant categories of requesters by number of requests received were public with 19; media with 15; and decline to identify with ten. There was a decrease of 5% in the number of requests from the public compared to the previous fiscal year.

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1.3 Informal requests

The number of informal requests had a notable increase of 457% from the previous fiscal year, with a total of 39 informal requests processed in 2019-2020, compared to seven requests in 2018-2019. Informal requests are made on the basis of the posted summaries of the completed requests, which are available on Canada’s Open Government website.

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Section 2: Reasons for Declining to Act on Requests

During the reporting period, there were no requests made to the Office of Information Commissioner to decline to act on requests that were vexatious, made in bad faith or an abuse of the right to make a request for access to records.

Section 3: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

3.1 Disposition and completion time

Of the 44 requests completed in the reporting period, 23 were closed within 30 days, compared to the previous reporting year when 13 were closed within 30 days. 65% of all requests were closed within the first 60 days, while the percentage last fiscal year was 64%. The 4% of requests that were closed in 181 days or more is indicative of the volume of records and complexity of files processed by the CRTC during the reporting period, which is explained further in section 3.5 of this report.

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With respect to disposition, 30 of the CRTC’s releases were fully disclosed or disclosed in part (68% of the total requests closed). No records existed in response to eight requests (18% of the total requests closed), and three requests (6% of the total requests closed) were abandoned. All records were exempted or excluded in response to one request (2%).

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3.2 Exemptions

Sections 13 through 24 of the Act set out the specific and limited exemptions that may be applied to protect information pertaining to a particular public or private interest. Section 26 of the Act is an administrative exemption relating to the publication of information.

The CRTC makes every effort to disclose as much information as possible and uphold both the spirit of the Act and the severability provision of section 25. The majority of the exemptions invoked by the CRTC fell under three sections of the Act: subsection 19(1) (mandatory exemption), which protects personal information, was used in 22 different files, paragraph 21(1)(b) (discretionary exemption), which is related to the operations of government, was used in 19 different files and paragraph 20(1)(b) (mandatory exemption), which protects a third party’s information, was used in 18 different files.

Exemptions 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
13 (1)(a) 1 1 1
13 (1)(c) 1
13 (1)(d) 1
14 1
14(a)
14(b) 1
16(1)(iii)
16(1)(b) 4 1
16(1)(c) 5 2
16(2)(b) 2
16(2)(c) 2 2
16.1(1)(c)
18(a)
19(1) 26 22 26 22
20(1)(a)
20(1)(b) 26 14 22 18
20(1)(c) 13 1 2 8
20(1)(d) 3 2 1
21(1)(a) 13 2 9 13
21(1)(b) 20 14 26 19
21(1)(c) 2 1
21(1)(d) 2
22 1
23 7 4 10 10
24(1) 5 3 2 8
26 1 2

3.3 Exclusions

Paragraph 68(a) specifies that the Act does not apply to published material or material available for purchase by the public. Paragraph 68(a) of the Act was invoked in 6 instances in this fiscal year. This number does not include files for which the ATIP Office provided web links to enable the requester to find publicly available information related to their request.

Under section 68.1 of the Act, information related to journalistic, creative and programming activities held by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is excluded from the Act. It protects information about journalistic sources, as well as the creative and programming independence of the CBC. Section 68.1 was not invoked in this fiscal year.

3.4 Format of information released

Of the 44 files completed in 2019-2020, 29 were released in electronic format, and one was released in paper format. For 12 requests, no records were provided as the requests were either abandoned, generated no results or all records were exempted or excluded. Two requests were transferred to other government institutions.

3.5 Complexity

3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed

In 2019-2020, the CRTC’s ATIP Office processed 51,421 pages compared to 77,365 pages in the previous reporting period, representing a 33% decrease. This decrease is significant when taking into consideration the 6% increase in the number of processed requests. In 2019-2020, the CRTC disclosed 36% of the processed pages compared to 2018-2019, where 30% of the processed pages were disclosed in the closed files.

The ATIP Office noticed a decrease in the number of duplicates being provided. The number of duplicate pages across all closed files was 4,456 which is a significant decrease of 75% compared to the previous year where 18,303 pages were deemed to be duplicates.

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In addition, of all the pages received, 8,294 were deemed to be not relevant which represents a 71% decrease over the previous fiscal year where 29,416 pages were determined to be not relevant to the request for which they were received. This is in addition to the 51,421 pages mentioned above.

3.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests

Of the 44 requests completed during the reporting period, records were disclosed to the requester in 30 files. Twelve of the responses contained fewer than 100 pages. The average page count for the closed requests with disclosure was 630. In 2018-2019, the average page count for the closed requests with disclosure was 755, highlighting a decrease of 16% of pages per file with disclosure.

3.5.3 Other complexities

For the purposes of the report, CRTC’s ATIP Office used the “Other” designation to track the number of requests where a notice of complaint was filed with the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada; a legal opinion was sought; an assessment of fees was undertaken; or a notice pursuant to subsection 28(1)Footnote 2 was sent to a third party.

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Analysing the table above, we can see a decrease in other complexities among the requests. In 2018-2019, 15 files presented other complexities compared to 12 this fiscal year, a 20% decrease.

3.6 Closed requests

3.6.1 Number of requests closed within legislated timelines

During the reporting period, of the 44 requests closed, 43 were closed within their legislative timelines.

3.7 Deemed refusals

3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislative timelines

During the reporting period, one request was closed past the legislative timelines due to heavy workload. However, 97.7% of requests were closed on time. This demonstrates the CRTC’s commitment to ensuring timely access to records.

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3.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislative timelines

For the one file completed past the legislated timeframe, an extension was taken. The file took an additional eight days in addition to the extension.

3.8 Requests for translation

There were no requests for translation made during the reporting period.

Section 4: Extensions

4.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

Subsection 9(1) of the Access to Information Act allows the head of a government institution to extend the initial period under the following three circumstances:

  • 9(1)(a): large number of records or requires a search through a large number of records and meeting the original time limit would interfere unreasonably with the institution's operations;
  • 9(1)(b): consultation is necessary and it cannot be completed within the 30-day statutory deadline;
  • 9(1)(c): notice is given to a third party under subsection 27(1) of the Access to Information Act.

4.2 Length of extensions

A total of 31 extensions were taken on requests closed during the reporting period.

For five requests with extensions pursuant to 9(1)(a), two also had extensions pursuant to 9(1)(b) and three pursuant to 9(1)(c). All five requests were processed within the time allowed pursuant to the 9(1)(a) extensions.

Figure 1.9 Length of Extensions

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When requesting an extension beyond 30 days, the ATIP Office notifies the requester as well as the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada (OIC).

Section 5: Fees

The Service Fees Act requires a responsible authority to report annually to Parliament on the fees collected by the institution. With respect to fees collected under the Access to Information Act, the information below is reported in accordance with the requirements of section 20 of the Service Fees Act.

Enabling authority: Access to Information Act

Fee amount: $5

Total Revenue: $195

Fees waived:  In accordance with the Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act, issued on May 5, 2016, and the changes to the Access to Information Act that came into force on June 21, 2019, the CRTC waives all fees prescribed by the Act and Regulations, other than the $5 application fee set out in paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Regulations. The CRTC waived two application fees during the reporting period.

The total cost of administering the Act was $181 983.00 as detailed in Part 9 below.

Section 6: Consultations Received from Other Institutions and Organizations

6.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations

The CRTC received 35 new consultations within the reporting period. A total of 412 pages were received and reviewed. No consultation requests were carried over to the next reporting period. This represents an increase of 17% in the number of requests and a 20% decrease in the number of pages reviewed compared to the previous reporting period.

6.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada Institutions

For 32 of the consultations, the ATIP Office was able to provide a response within 15 days; the remaining two responses were provided within 30 days.

6.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

One consultation was received from other organizations, and a response was provided within 15 days.

Section 7: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

No consultations on Cabinet Confidences were necessary during the reporting period.

Section 8: Complaints and Investigations

During the reporting period, two new complaints were received from the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada (OIC) and eight complaints from previous years were carried forward. During the reporting period, four complaints were closed and at the end of the reporting period, six complaints remained open. The CRTC ATIP Office is committed to resolving these complaints.

Section 9: Court Action

The CRTC was not involved in Federal Court cases regarding ATIP during this reporting period.

Section 10: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

When fully staffed, the CRTC ATIP Office has six indeterminate employees, three of whom are devoted full-time to the administration of the Act and three on a part-time basis. This equates to 5.25 FTEs devoted to activities related to the Act. However, due to unforeseen circumstances and staff turnover, the positions staffed equaled 2.43 FTEs for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

During the reporting period, the ATIP Office incurred an estimated $181,793 in salary costs for the processing of requests received pursuant to the Act. The ATIP Office also incurred an additional $190 in administrative costs. These costs do not include the resources expended by the program areas of the CRTC to meet the requirements of the Act.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new workplace measures and processes were put in place mid-March 2020. Prior to COVID-10 the CRTC had started the process of receiving all responsive records electronically in the ATIP Office, however, not all sectors had been doing so by mid-March. These new workplace measures allowed ATIP staff to train and coach the sectors as they adapted to this new process. This in turn caused some delays in the retrieval of records and the processing of requests. The effects will be more greatly felt in the subsequent reporting period.

Training

Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the ATIP Office offered training sessions to CRTC employees and management. The ATIP Office held 11 sessions, three in French and eight in English, attended by 63 of the 450 CRTC employees which represents 14% of staff. The ATIP Office continues to promote the roles and responsibilities of all CRTC staff with respect to the Act and is continuously meeting with individuals to provide one-on-one support.

The CRTC intranet, which is accessible to all employees, includes a section that describes the ATIP Office’s roles and responsibilities and provides information on the Act and related Commission policies and procedures. The ATIP Office is constantly looking for new methods to increase awareness throughout the Commission and is working on an initiative to include items in the CRTC Weekly News to all employees.

Policies, Guidelines and Procedures and Initiatives

Info Source is a series of publications containing information on the Government of Canada and on the government’s data collection activities. Info Source is intended to help the public access government information and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act and Access to Information Act.

Each year, the ATIP Office prepares updates on the CRTC’s activities and information holdings for publication in Info Source, which are published on the Commission’s website. During 2019-2020, the Commission continued to revise its Info Source chapter based on the Strategic Outcomes and Program Alignment Architecture.

The CRTC’s website provides information on the Commission’s policies, its organizational structure and the means to contact Commission officials. In accordance with the federal government’s policy on proactive disclosure, the CRTC’s website also provides access to travel and hospitality expenses, contracts, job reclassifications, summaries of completed access to information requests and titles of briefing materials addressed to the Deputy Head.

The ATIP office has also prepared its own internal administrative manual to ensure consistency among team members and to be able assist new ATIP analysts.

Summary of Key Issues and Actions Taken on Complaints or Audits

Eight complaints were carried forward from 2018-2019. Two were filed in 2017-2018 and the six others were filed in 2018-2019. In the course of the 2019-2020 reporting period, two additional complaints were received and were closed within the same fiscal year.

The OIC filed four results of findings during the reporting year, three complaints were deemed to be not well-founded. One complaint was deemed to be well-founded, however no action was required.

Monitoring Compliance

The CRTC is committed to responding to every ATI request completely and in a timely matter. Therefore, the ATIP Office holds weekly meetings to review priorities and any potential issues. In addition, the ATIP Coordinator meets weekly with each analyst to review on-time performance, and with the Office of the Secretary General to provide a briefing on the status of the open files. In turn, the Office of the Secretary General raises any concerns at the Senior Management meeting. This committee includes the Deputy Head and all of the sector heads that report directly to him.

Appendix A: Delegation Order

Delegation Order for the Administration of the Access to Information Act

I, the undersigned, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), pursuant to section 95 (1) of the Access to Information Act*, hereby designate the person or persons holding the position or positions set out in the schedule hereto to exercise and perform the powers, duties and functions of the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, as the head of the government institution, under the sections of the Act set out in the attached schedule for each position.

As well, the designation of all powers, duties and functions under the Access to Information Act prior to June 21, 2019 remain in effect.

This Delegation Order supersedes all previous Delegation Orders with respect to the CRTC, or any portion thereof.

signed

Mr. Ian Scott
Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer

07 / 30 / 20

Date

*R.S.C. 1985, Ch. A-1

Schedule
Access to Information Act Designation Order
Position Sections of the Access to Information Act
1. Secretary General 4(2.1), 6.1, 7, 8(1), 9, 10, 11, 12(2), 12(3), 13(1), 13(2), 14, 15(1), 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24(1), 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 35(2), 37(1), 37(4), 43(1), 44(2), 52, 68, 68.1, 69, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 94.
2. ATIP Coordinator 4(2.1), 7, 8(1), 9, 10, 11, 12(2), 12(3), 13(1), 13(2), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24(1), 25, 26, 27(1), 27(4), 28, 33, 35(2), 37(1), 37(4), 43(1), 44(2), 68, 68.1, 69, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 94.

Appendix B: Statistical Report

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: CRTC

Reporting period: 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31

Section 1: Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests
Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 52
Outstanding from previous reporting period 4
Total 56
Closed during reporting period 44
Carried over to next reporting period 12
1.2 Sources of requests
Source Number of Requests
Media 15
Academia 1
Business (private sector) 6
Organization 1
Public 19
Decline to Identify 10
Total 52
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
38 1 0 0 0 0 0 39

Note: All requests previously recorded as “treated informally” will now be accounted for in this section only.

Section 2: Decline to Act on Vexatious, Made in Bad Faith or Abuse of Right Requests

Number of Requests
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
Sent during reporting period 0
Total 0
Approved by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Declined by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0

Section 3: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

3.1 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 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Disclosed in part 0 6 5 9 4 2 0 26
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
No records exist 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 8
Request transferred 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Request abandoned 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Decline to act with the approval of the Information Commisioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 13 6 9 4 2 0 44
3.2 Exemptions
Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 0
13(1)(b) 0
13(1)(c) 0
13(1)(d) 0
13(1)(e) 0
14 0
14(a) 0
14(b) 0
15(1) 0
15(1) - I.A.* 0
15(1) - Def.* 0
15(1) - S.A.* 0
16(1)(a)(i) 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 0
16(1)(c) 0
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 0
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 0
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
16.1(1)(c) 0
16.1(1)(d) 0
16.2(1) 0
16.3 0
16.31 0
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 0
16.6 0
17 0
18(a) 0
18(b) 0
18(c) 0
18(d) 0
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 22
20(1)(a) 0
20(1)(b) 18
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 8
20(1)(d) 0
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 13
21(1)(b) 19
21(1)(c) 0
21(1)(d) 0
22 0
22.1(1) 0
23 10
23.1 0
24(1) 8
26 2
  • * I.A.: International Affairs
  • Def.: Defence of Canada
  • S.A.: Subversive Activities
3.3 Exclusions
Section Number of Requests
68(a) 6
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 0
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 0
69(1)(e) 0
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 0
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 0
69(1)(g) re (d) 0
69(1)(g) re (e) 0
69(1)(g) re (f) 0
69.1(1) 0
3.4 Format of information released
Paper Electronic Other
1 29 0

3.5 Complexity

3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
51,421 18,912 34
3.5.2 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 3 4 0 0 1 644 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 9 437 6 615 6 2,210 3 3,879 2 11,123
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned  3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 16 441 6 615 7 2,854 3 3,879 2 11,123
3.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation Required Assessment of Fees Legal Advice Sought Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 12 0 0 0 12
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 0 0 12

3.6 Closed requests

3.6.1 Number of requests closed within legislated timelines
Requests closed within legislated timelines
Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 43
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 97.7

3.7 Deemed refusals

3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislated timelines
Number of Requests Closed Past the Legislated Timelines Principal Reason
Interference with Operations / Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
1 1 0 0 0
3.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislated timelines (including any extension taken)
Number of Days Past Legislated Timelines Number of Requests Past Legislated Timeline Where No Extension Was Taken Number of Requests Past Legislated Timeline Where an Extension Was Taken Total
1 to 15 days 0 1 1
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 1 1

3.8 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Section 4: Extensions

4.1 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 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 18 0 2 11
All exempted 1 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 18 0 2 11
4.2 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 5 0 2 10
31 to 60 days 5 0 0 1
61 to 120 days 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 7 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 1 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 18 0 2 11

Section 5: Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of Requests Amount Number of Requests Amount
Application 39 $195 0 $10
Other fees 0 $0 0 $0
Total 39 $195 0 $10

Section 6: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

6.1 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 34 385 1 27
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 34 385 1 27
Closed during the reporting period 34 385 1 27
Pending at the end of the reporting period 0 0 0 0
6.2 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 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 28
Disclose in part 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 34
6.3 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Section 7: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

7.1 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 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
7.2 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

Section 8: Complaints and investigations

Section 32 Notice of intention to investigate Subsection 30(5) Ceased to investigate Section 35 Formal representations Section 37 Reports of finding received Section 37 Reports of finding containing recommendations issued by the Information Commissioner Section 37 Reports of finding containing orders issued by the Information Commissioner
10 0 0 4 0 0

Section 9: Court Action

9.1 Court actions on complaints received before June 21, 2019 and on-going
Section 41 (before June 21, 2019) Section 42 Section 44
0 0 0
9.2 Court actions on complaints received after June 21, 2019
Section 41 (after June 21, 2019)
Complainant (1) Institution (2) Third Party (3) Privacy Commissioner (4) Total
0 0 0 0 0

Section 10: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

10.1 Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries  $181,793
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $190
Professional services contracts $0
Other $190
Total $181,983
10.2 Human Resources
Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 2.43
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.00
Total 2.43

Note: Enter values to two decimal places.

Appendix C: New Exemptions Table

New Exemptions Tables

Access to Information Act
Section Number of requests
16.31 Investigations under the Canada Elections Act 0
16.6 National Security and Intelligence Committee 0
23.1 Patents and trade-marks privilege 0
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