Annual Report to Parliament 2011-2012
Access to Information Act

INTRODUCTION

The Access to Information Act (ATIA) was proclaimed into force on July 1, 1983.

The Act gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents and any person and corporation present in Canada a right of access to information contained within government records, subject to specific and limited exceptions.

Section 72 of the ATIA requires that the head of every government institution prepare for submission to Parliament an annual report on the administration of the ATIA within the institution during each financial year.

This twenty-ninth (29th) Annual Report on the administration of the ATIA within the Department of Justice is intended to describe how the Department administered its responsibilities for the fiscal year 2011-2012.

The organizational chart of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office may be found in Appendix A.

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