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Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act — April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

1. Introduction

The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) presents to Parliament its Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act (the "Act") for fiscal year 2018–2019 (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019). This report is prepared and tabled in accordance with section 72 of the Act.

The purpose of the Act is to provide a right of access to information in records under the control of a government institution. The Act maintains that government information should be made available to the public, that necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited and specific, and that decisions on the disclosure of government information should be reviewed independently of government.

In accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat requirements, this report provides an overview of the activities of AAFC in administering its responsibilities under the Act. This report should be considered along with AAFC's 2018–2019 Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Privacy Act, which is tabled separately.

AAFC's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office is the focal point for access to information and privacy matters within the Department. For fiscal year 2018–2019, AAFC responded to all access to information requests within the prescribed deadlines.

2. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's mandate

Our vision
Driving innovation and ingenuity to build a world-leading agricultural and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians.
Our mission
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides leadership in the growth and development of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.
Responsibilities

The Department's activities extend from the farmer to the consumer, from the farm to global markets, through all phases of sustainably producing, processing and marketing agriculture and agri-food products. In this regard, and since agriculture is a shared responsibility, AAFC works closely with provincial and territorial governments.

The Department is responsible for making sure that policies and programs of the organizations within the Agriculture and Agri-Food portfolio are coordinated and work to serve the interests of the sector and Canadians. The portfolio organizations consist of the Canadian Dairy Commission, the Canadian Grain Commission, Farm Credit Canada, the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal and the Farm Products Council of Canada. AAFC also includes the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency, a special operating agency that regulates and supervises pari-mutuel betting on horse racing at racetracks across Canada.

3. Access to Information and Privacy Office structure

The ATIP Office is the focal point for access to information and privacy matters within AAFC. Key responsibilities include

The ATIP Office reports to the Director General (DG), Communications Services, under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of the Public Affairs Branch (PAB). The ADM, PAB, provides senior management support and leadership.

The team is comprised of access and privacy policy analysts who play a key compliance and risk mitigation role for the Department. Eleven positions are attributed to the Office:

The cost of administering the ATIP Office (for both access to information and privacy matters) during the reporting period was $965,540, which included 9.87 FTEs (or $664,412 in salaries and $263,030 for professional services).

The ATIP Office is supported by a designated network of 17 offices of primary interest (OPIs) — holders of the relevant information identified in an access request. OPIs are responsible for coordinating branch-specific request activities and providing guidance to colleagues on the administrative processes related to the Act.

OPIs and their DGs review and make recommendations regarding the relevant information to be released prior to ATIP review and final approval. The ATIP Office continuously searches for new ways to streamline the processing of requests.

4. Delegation of authority

Section 73 of the Access to Information Act provides for the Minister of AAFC to delegate the powers, duties and functions designated by the Act.

The delegation of authority for the administration of the Access to Information Act includes the Assistant Deputy Minister, PAB, the DG, Communications Services (PAB) and the ATIP Director positions, who have full delegated authority to approve exemptions and final release packages under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, in accordance with the delegation of authority instrument approved by the Minister in July 2019. Certain administrative functions are also delegated to the ATIP Managers to enhance efficiency in request processing.

The delegation of authority instrument for the administration of the Access to Information Act is appended hereto at Annexes A and B.

5. Access to Information Act Statistical Report

AAFC's detailed statistical report on the Act for April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019 is attached at Annex C. In comparing this statistical report with that of the previous reporting period (April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018), it was noted that AAFC received fewer requests and processed less pages during this reporting period; however, the Department has released a much greater percentage of pages. The following charts are highlights of the Statistical Report:

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Number of ATI requests
Year Outstanding Received Completed Carried Forward
2015–2016 82 119 142 59
2016–2017 59 222 245 36
2017–2018 36 166 184 18
2018–2019 18 140 124 34

Access requests received and completed

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Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Year Pages Processed Pages Disclosed Release ratio (%)
2015–2016 47,969 29,038 60
2016–2017 76,540 48,983 63
2017–2018 140,036 61,390 43
2018–2019 35,622 31,687 89

During this reporting period, most information requests were related to the African Swine Fever, canola, trade with China and glyphosate.

Exemptions invoked

Extensions

Informal requests

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Informal access request trends
Year Informal Requests
2015–2016 39
2016–2017 80
2017–2018 153
2018–2019 137

Consultations

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Number of pages to review for consultations
Year Outstanding Received Completed Carried forward
2015–2016 221 2,401 2,622 0
2016–2017 0 2,526 2,374 152
2017–2018 236 3,200 2,975 461
2018–2019 461 2,684 2,631 514

In summary

AAFC received 419 requests during the reporting period (140 access requests, 137 informal requests and 142 consultation requests). While this represents a minor increase in total requests received over the previous reporting period (415 requests received) and the department saw fewer pages processed in this reporting period, there was a significant increase in the percentage of pages released, almost twice that of last fiscal year. In compliance with TBS requirements, summaries of AAFC's completed access to information requests may be found on the Government of Canada's Open Government web pages.

6. Access complaints, investigations and audits

The Act provides a system of review to help ensure federal institutions comply with their obligations. Under this system of review, a requester may file a complaint with the Information Commissioner of Canada, who will investigate the matter on behalf of the requester. After the complaint investigation is carried out, the Commissioner issues a finding on the matter and determines whether an institution handled the request properly.

AAFC's ATIP Office worked collaboratively with the Office of the Information Commissioner to close seven complaint investigations. These investigations related to matters such as exemptions invoked on records, extensions to the original 30-day time frame and potential missing records. Of the seven complaints closed, the Commissioner deemed that

In all seven cases, no further action was recommended by the Information Commissioner as a result of the investigations. A total of six complaints have been carried forward to the 2019-2020 reporting period. These complaints remain under investigation by the Office of the Information Commissioner.

No audits in relation to AAFC's obligations under the Act were carried out during the reporting period.

7. Reporting pursuant to the Service Fees Act

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.

8. ATI Access policies, guidelines, procedures and engagement

The ATIP Office has worked on open government initiatives with other branches of the Department. The Office's involvement entailed promoting access to government data and information for all citizens and protecting personal information. The ATIP Office reviewed written questions to Parliament and Audit reports for Access to Information Act considerations prior to disclosure or publication.

ATIP remains focused on finding efficiencies and maximizing available resources in processing requests. In this reporting period, the ATIP Office has initiated a "Paperless ATIP" initiative looking to leverage compatible technologies and systems to enable electronic transfer of records between ATIP and departmental branches in an effort to alleviate the administrative burden associated to processing requests and to reduce paper use.

Keeping a close eye on Bill C-58 proceedings the ATIP Office engaged departmental stakeholder across all levels over this reporting period and developed procedures in anticipation of its new requirements to ensure departmental readiness.

9. Access to Information and Privacy training and education

The ATIP Office continues to offer Access to Information and Privacy related training to ensure that staff and management understand their roles and responsibilities with respect to the Acts and information management so that AAFC's access to information obligations are fulfilled.

Courses are provided to new employees as well as to branch units when requested. The ATIP Office also offers specific training to key branches involved in the collection and handling of personal information required to support various departmental programs to ensure an understanding of their responsibilities as they relate to privacy protection. Moreover, additional sessions were developed in response to the Departments Administrative Recruitment and Development Program (ARDP), in order to provide a broad overview of administrative support staff responsibilities as they pertain to assisting senior managers in completing ATIP requests. General training was also provided to Senior Management with presentations delivered to Branches' Executives Committees.

During this reporting period, 11 formal awareness sessions were held, with 124 employees in attendance, and 2 sessions were provided in support of the ARDP program with a total of 25 participants. Two executive training sessions were also provided, with one directed to the Deputy Ministers' Office and a second one to the Director General Management Committee.

Training highlights include

10. Monitoring timelines

AAFC uses an automated system to monitor the timely processing of ATIP requests. The workflow case management tool tracks all actions and due dates, stores relevant records requiring review, maintains audit logs, promotes the use of standard templates, allows extensive search capability to facilitate analysis, and generates progress and statistical reports.

Senior management is kept apprised of the Access to Information activities through a weekly status report that is prepared by the ATIP Office and shared with various OPIs and governance bodies. This report and related discussions serve to remind branches of their pending due dates for records retrieval and flags:

11. Closing

In closing, AAFC is fully committed to both the spirit and the intent of the Act to ensure openness and transparency within the Department and with the Canadian public.

Delegation of authority instrument - Annexes A and B

Annex A - Access to Information Act Designation Order - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act, hereby designates the persons of the Department holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Minister as the head of a government institution under the sections of the Act set out in the schedule opposite each position. This Designation Order supersedes all previous Designation Orders.

Date: July 29, 2019

Marie-Claude Bibeau, PC, MP
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Annex B - Delegation of authority instrument for the administration of the Access to Information Act

Sections Powers, duties or functions Assistant Deputy Minister
Public Affairs Branch
Director General
Communications Services
Director
ATIP and Translation Services
Team Leader
4 (2.1) Responsibility of government institutions X X X X
7 (a) To notify applicant and to give access to the record. X X X X
7 (b) Giving access to records X X X -
8(1) To transfer to another institution or to accept transfer from another institution. X X X X
9 To extend time limits. X X X -
11(2), (3) To require additional payment before access is given. X X X X
11(4) To require deposit before search or production of record. X X X X
11(5) To notify applicant of payment required. X X X X
11(6) To waive requirement for payment or to refund. X X X X
12(2)(b) To have record translated in the public interest. X X X X
12(3)(b) To have record made accessible in alternative format. X X X X
13 To exempt information obtained in confidence. X X X -
13(2) To disclose with consent of the other government. X X X -
14 To exempt information re: federal - provincial affairs. X X X -
15 To exempt information re: international affairs and defence. X X X -
16 To exempt information re: law enforcement and investigations. X X X -
16.5 To exempt information re: Public Servant Disclosure Act X X X -
17 To exempt information re: safety of individuals. X X X -
18 To exempt information re: economic interests of Canada. X X X -
19 To exempt personal information. X X X -
20 To exempt third party information. X X X -
21 To exempt information re: advice and recommendations. X X X -
22 To exempt information re: testing procedures, tests and audits. X X X -
22.1 To exempt information re: Audit working papers and draft audit reports. X X X -
23 To exempt information re: solicitor client privilege. X X X -
24 To exempt information re: statutory prohibitions. X X X -
25 To sever exempt information from records and to disclose the remaining information. X X X -
26 To refuse access when information is to be published. X X X -
27(1) To notify third party of intent to disclose. X X X X
27(4) To extend time limit for third party notification process. X X X X
28(1)(b) Review representations of third parties. X X X -
28(2) To waive the requirement of third parties providing representations in writing. X X X -
28(4) To notify third party of decision. X X X -
29(1) Where the Information Commissioner recommends disclosure X X X -
33 To advise Information Commissioner of third party involvement. X X X -
35(2)(b) To have the right to make representations to the Information Commissioner. X X X -
37(4) To provide access to complainant pursuant to Information Commissioner's recommendation. X X X -
43(1) To provide notification to third party (application to Federal Court for review). X X X -
44(2) To notify applicant that third party has applied for Court review. X X X -
52(2)(b), (3) Special rules for hearing X X X -
71(1) Facility for inspection of manuals X X X -
71(2) To exempt information severed from manuals. X X X -
72 To prepare annual report to Parliament. X X X -
Legend:
X = Has delegated authority
- = Does not have delegated authority
Sections Powers, duties or functions Assistant Deputy Minister
Public Affairs Branch
Director General
Communications Services
Director
ATIP and Translation Services
Team Leader
6(1) Transfer of request X X X -
7(2) Search and preparation fees X X X -
7(3) Production and programming fees X X X -
8 Providing access to record(s) X X X -
8.1 Limitation in respect of format X X X -
Legend:
X = Has delegated authority
- = Does not have delegated authority

Statistical report on the Access to Information Act - Annex C

Part 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

Requests Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 140
Outstanding from previous reporting period 18
Total - Requests 158
Closed during reporting period 124
Carried over to next reporting period 34

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 46
Academia 3
Business (private sector) 44
Organization 12
Public 31
Decline to Identify 4
Total - Sources of Requests 140

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 - Informal requests
Informal requests 67 70 0 0 0 0 0 137
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 Completion Time: 16 to 30 Days Completion Time: 31 to 60 Days Completion Time: 61 to 120 Days Completion Time: 121 to 180 Days Completion Time: 181 to 365 Days Completion Time: More Than 365 Days Total - Requests closed
All disclosed 4 9 3 1 0 0 0 17
Disclosed in part 1 10 15 32 9 0 0 67
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 16
Request transferred 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Request abandoned 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 19
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Requests 36 28 18 33 9 0 0 124

2.2 Exemptions

Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 0
13(1)(b) 0
13(1)(c) 0
13(1)(d) 1
13(1)(e) 0
14 2
14(a) 5
14(b) 1
15(1) 6
15(1) - International Affairs 10
15(1) - Defence of Canada 0
15(1) - Subversive Activities 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) 10
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
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 1
17 0
18(a) 1
18(b) 1
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) 53
20(1)(a) 1
20(1)(b) 21
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 17
20(1)(d) 16
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 19
21(1)(b) 14
21(1)(c) 19
21(1)(d) 2
22 1
22.1(1) 0
23 6
24(1) 0
26 2

2.2 Exclusions

Section Number of Requests
68(a) 0
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) 1
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 4
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 0
69(1)(g) re (d) 2
69(1)(g) re (e) 0
69(1)(g) re (f) 0
69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Disposition Paper Electronic Other Formats
All disclosed 3 14 0
Disclosed in part 7 60 0
Total - dispositions 10 74 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 838 838 17
Disclosed in part 34,784 30,849 67
All exempted 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 19
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 - Number of Requests Less Than 100 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 101-500 Pages Processed - Number of Requests 101-500 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 501-1000 Pages Processed - Number of Requests 501-1000 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 1001-5000 Pages Processed - Number of Requests 1001-5000 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed More Than 5000 Pages Processed - Number of Requests More Than 5000 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
All disclosed 15 363 2 475 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 32 1,123 24 4,693 6 3,785 4 4,300 1 16,948
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - dispositions 66 1,486 26 5,168 6 3,785 4 4,300 1 16,948
2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation Required Assessment of Fees Legal Advice Sought Other Total - Complexities
All disclosed 1 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 55 0 3 0 58
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 - dispositions 56 0 3 0 59

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of Requests Closed Past the Statutory Deadline Principal Reason: Workload Principal Reason: External Consultation Principal Reason: Internal Consultation Principal Reason: 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 - Number of Requests Past Deadline
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 - number of days past deadline 0 0 0

2.7 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total - Requests
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total - translation requests 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 - Section 69
9(1)(b)
Consultation - Other
9(1)(c)
Third-Party Notice
All disclosed 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 11 2 23 22
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total - Disposition of Requests Where an Extension Was Taken 11 2 23 23

3.2 Length of extensions

Length of Extensions 9(1)(a) Interference With Operations 9(1)(b)
Consultation - Section 69
9(1)(b)
Consultation - Other
9(1)(c)
Third-Party Notice
30 days or less 7 0 5 0
31 to 60 days 1 1 5 16
61 to 120 days 3 1 12 7
121 to 180 days 0 0 1 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total - extensions 11 2 23 23

Part 4: Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected - Number of
Requests
Fee Collected - Amount Fee Waived or Refunded - Number of
Requests
Fee Waived or Refunded - Amount
Application 140 $700 0 $0
Search 0 $0 0 $0
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 0 $0
Total - fee types 140 $700 0 $0

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 133 2,684 9 82
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 4 461 0 0
Total - Consultations 137 3,145 9 82
Closed during the reporting period 96 2,631 9 82
Pending at the end of the reporting period 41 514 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions

Recommendation Completion time: 1 to 15 Days Completion time: 16 to 30 Days Completion time: 31 to 60 Days Completion time: 61 to 120 Days Completion time: 121 to 180 Days Completion time: 181 to 365 Days Completion time: More Than 365 Days Total - Completion Times
Disclose entirely 12 42 13 0 0 0 0 67
Disclose in part 2 16 6 0 0 0 0 24
Exempt entirely 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total - Recommendations 18 59 19 0 0 0 0 96

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Recommendation Completion time: 1 to 15 Days Completion time: 16 to 30 Days Completion time: 31 to 60 Days Completion time: 61 to 120 Days Completion time: 121 to 180 Days Completion time: 181 to 365 Days Completion time: More Than 365 Days Total - Completion Times
Disclose entirely 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 7
Disclose in part 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 - Recommendations 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 9

Part 6: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

6.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 101-500 Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
101-500 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 501-1000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
501-1000
Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
1001-5000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
1001-5000
Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
More Than 5000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
More Than 5000
Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 5 84 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 1 11 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 - Number of days 0 0 6 95 0 0 0 0 0 0

6.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 101‒500 Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
101‒500 Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed 501-1000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
501-1000
Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
1001-5000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
1001-5000
Pages Processed - Pages Disclosed
More Than 5000
Pages Processed - Number of
Requests
More Than 5000
Pages Processed - 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 - Number of days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7: Complaints and Investigations

Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total - Complaints and investigations
3 0 2 5

Part 8: Court Action

Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total - Court Actions
0 0 0 0

Part 9: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $393,196
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $221,254
Goods and Services - Professional services contracts $203,184
Goods and Services - other $18,070
Total - expenditures $614,450

9.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 4.67
Part-time and casual employees 0.20
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.93
Students 0.50
Total - resources 6.30
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