Annual Report to Parliament 2011-2012
Access to Information Act

Access to Information Act
Annual Statistical Report
April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

Name of Institution: Department of Justice Canada

Reporting Period: 01-04-2011 to 31-03-2012

PART 1 - Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests

 

Number of Requests

Received during reporting period

331

Outstanding from pervious reporting period

55

Total

386

Closed during reporting period

313

Carried over to next reporting period

73

1.2 Sources of Request

Source

Number of Requests

Media

102

Academia

10

Business (Private Sector)

58

Organization

30

Public

131

Total

331

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

26

38

4

2

0

0

0

70

Disclosed in part

9

46

17

22

5

10

3

112

All exempted

2

5

2

1

0

0

0

10

All excluded

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

4

No records exist

44

24

0

1

0

0

0

69

Request transferred

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Request abandoned

32

8

2

0

0

0

0

42

Treated informally

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Total

119

122

25

27

5

12

3

313

2.2 Exemptions

Section

Number of requests

Section

Number of requests

Section

Number of requests

Section

Number of requests

13(1)(a)

5

16(2)(a)

0

18(a)

0

20.1

0

13(1)(b)

0

16(2)(b)

0

18(b)

7

20.2

0

13(1)(c)

13

16(2)(c)

1

18(c)

0

20.4

0

13(1)(d)

2

16(3)

0

18(d)

0

21(1)(a)

50

13(1)(e)

1

16.1(1)(a)

0

18.1(1)(a)

0

21(1)(b)

27

14(a)

9

16.1(1)(b)

0

18.1(1)(b)

0

21(1)(c)

5

14(b)

2

16.1(1)(c)

0

18.1(1)(c)

0

21(1)(d)

2

15(1)-I.A.*

15

16.1(1)(d)

0

18.1(1)(d)

0

22

0

15(1)-Def.*

15

16.2(1)

0

19(1)

86

22.1(1)

0

15(1)-S.A.*

0

16.3

0

20(1)(a)

1

23

67

16(1)(a(i)

0

16.4(1)(a)

0

20(1)(b)

3

24(1)

0

16(1)(a)(ii)

1

16.4(1)(b)

0

20(1)(b.1)

0

26

4

16(1)(a)(iii)

0

16.5

0

20(1)(c)

11

   

16(1)(b)

3

17

4

20(1)(d)

0

   

16(1)(c)

2

           

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)

0

69(1)(a)

3

69(1)(g) re (a)

6

68(b)

0

69(1)(b)

0

69(1)(g) re (b)

0

68(c)

0

69(1)(c)

0

69(1)(g) re (c)

10

68.1

0

69(1)(d)

1

69(1)(g) re (d)

1

68.2(a)

0

69(1)(e)

11

69(1)(g) re (e)

6

68.2(b)

0

69(1)(f)

0

69(1)(g) re (f)

1

 

69.1(1)

0

2.4 Format of Information Released

Disposition

Paper

Electronic

Other formats

All disclosed

65

5

0

Disclosed in part

82

30

0

Total

147

35

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

3410

3288

70

Disclosed in part

66001

26689

112

All exempted

1082

0

10

All excluded

2806

0

4

Request Abandoned

341

0

42

 
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

62

1230

7

1073

1

985

0

0

0

0

Disclosed in part

49

1120

40

6851

12

3966

8

9825

3

4927

All exempted

9

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

All excluded

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Abandoned

40

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

162

2350

50

7924

14

4951

9

9825

3

4927

2.5.3 Other Complexities

Disposition

Consultation
required

Assessment of
fees

Legal advice
sought

Other

Total

All disclosed

5

1

1

32

39

Disclosed in part

58

12

6

58

134

All exempted

3

0

1

8

12

All excluded

3

0

0

3

6

Abandoned

1

6

0

12

19

Total

70

19

8

113

229

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

14

6

3

0

5

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

4

4

8

16 to 30 days

3

0

3

31 to 60 days

1

0

1

61 to 120 days

0

1

1

121 to 180 days

0

0

0

181 to 365 days

0

0

0

More than 365 days

0

1

1

Total

8

6

14

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

0

1

4

0

Disclosed in part

12

19

30

1

All exempted

0

0

2

0

All excluded

0

3

0

0

No records exist

1

0

1

0

Request abandoned

1

0

2

0

Total

14

23

39

1

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

4

0

11

0

31 to 60 days

3

1

19

1

61 to 120 days

3

1

4

0

121 to 180 days

1

21

5

0

181 to 365 days

2

0

0

0

365 days or more

1

0

0

0

Total

14

23

39

1

PART 4 - Fees

Fee Type

Fee Collected

Fee Waived or Refunded

Number of
requests

Amount

Number of
requests

Amount

Application

282

$ 1410.00

31

$ 155.00

Search

7

$ 2933.60

4

$ 2710.00

Production

0

$ 0.00

0

$ 0.00

Programming

0

0.00

0

0.00

Preparation

0

$ 0.00

0

$ 0.00

Alternative format

0

$ 0.00

0

$ 0.00

Reproduction

1

$ 5.00

137

$ 2312.80

Total

290

$ 4348.60

172

$ 5177.80

PART 5 - Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

5.1 Consultations Received From Other Government Institutions and Organizations

Consultations

Other
government
institutions

Number of
pages to review

Other
organizations

Number of
pages to review

Received during the reporting period

1340

68527

2

28

Outstanding from the previous
reporting period

121

13688

0

0

Total

1461

82215

2

28

Closed during the reporting period

1295

61305

2

28

Pending at the end of the reporting period

166

20910

0

0

5.2 Recommendations and Completion Time for Consultations Received From Other Government Institutions

Recommendations

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

93

93

44

4

0

0

0

234

Disclose in part

255

328

274

91

14

3

1

966

Exempt entirely

18

15

9

0

0

0

0

42

Exclude entirely

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

Consult other institution

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

31

13

6

0

0

1

0

51

Total

398

450

333

95

14

4

1

1295

5.3 Recommendations and Completion Time for Consultations Received From Other Organizations

Recommendations

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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

PART 6 - Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

Number of days

Number of responses
received

Number of responses
received past deadline

1 to 15

4

0

16 to 30

8

1

31 to 60

7

1

61 to 120

5

1

121 to 180

3

2

181 to 365

3

3

More than 365

3

3

Total

33

11

Part 7 -Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

7.1 Costs

Expenditures

Amount

Salaries

$ 1663303.00

Overtime

$ 8453.00

Goods and Services

$ 143385.00

·  Professional services contracts

$ 0.00

 

·  Other

$ 143385.00

 

Total

$ 1815141.00

7.2 Human Resources

Resources

Dedicated full-time
to ATI activities

Dedicated part-time
to ATI activities

Total

Full-time employees

22.555

0

22.555

Part-time and casual employees

1.492

0

1.492

Regional staff

0

0

0

Consultants and agency personnel

0

0

0

Students

0

0

0

Total

24.047

0

24.047

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