Annual Report to Parliament 2013-2014
Access to Information Act

Access to Information Act
Annual Statistical Report
April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

Name of Institution: Department of Justice Canada

Reporting Period: April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

Part 1 - Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests

  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 548
Outstanding from previous reporting period 93
Total 641
Closed during reporting period 528
Carried over to next reporting period 113

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 245
Academia 12
Business (Private Sector) 74
Organization 28
Public 189
Total 548

Part 2 – Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time

Completion Time
Disposition of 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
All disclosed 14 54 6 1 0 0 0 75
Disclosed in part 11 98 38 33 17 22 13 232
All exempted 4 6 0 1 3 1 0 15
All excluded 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
No records exist 57 29 0 1 0 0 0 87
Request transferred 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Request abandoned 37 9 3 1 0 1 5 56
Treated informally 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total 184 196 48 37 20 25 18 528

2.2 Exemptions

Section Number of requests
13(1)(a) 17
13(1)(b) 6
13(1)(c) 9
13(1)(d) 2
13(1)(e) 2
14(a) 18
14(b) 7
15(1) - I.A.* 1
15(1) - Def.* 0
15(1) - S.A.* 0
16(1)(a)(i) 1
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 1
16(1)(c) 6
16(1)(d) 0
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 1
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
16.1(1)(c) 2
16.1(1)(d) 0
16.2(1) 1
16.3 0
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 0
17 0
18(a) 0
18(b) 5
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) 164
20(1)(a) 2
20(1)(b) 14
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 16
20(1)(d) 7
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 114
21(1)(b) 67
21(1)(c) 7
21(1)(d) 22
22 3
22.1(1) 0
23 153
24(1) 3
26 4

* I.A.: International Affairs, Def.: Defence of Canada, S.A.: Subversive Activities

2.3 Exclusions

Section Number of requests
68(a) 7
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1)(a) 5
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 2
69(1)(d) 6
69(1)(e) 18
69(1)(f) 2
69(1)(g) re (a) 16
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 10
69(1)(g) re (d) 3
69(1)(g) re (e) 7
69(1)(g) re (f) 6
69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 58 17 0
Disclosed in part 176 56 0
Total 234 73 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 11,731 10,025 75
Disclosed in part 107,167 36,712 232
All exempted 21,285 0 15
All excluded 7 0 2
Request abandoned 49,193 0 56
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 54 983 16 3,683 2 1,604 3 3,755 0 0
Disclosed in part 121 1,994 60 7,943 28 8,691 21 17,789 2 295
All exempted 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
All excluded 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abandoned 51 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 239 2,977 80 11,626 31 10,295 25 21,544 5 295
2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 3 1 0 17 21
Disclosed in part 70 12 1 75 158
All exempted 6 0 0 7 13
All excluded 2 1 0 1 4
Abandoned 6 9 0 9 24
Total 87 23 1 109 220

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Principal Reason
Number of requests closed
past the statutory deadline
Workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
52 27 10 4 11
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 6 3 9
16 to 30 days 3 1 4
31 to 60 days 1 1 2
61 to 120 days 4 5 9
121 to 180 days 5 3 8
181 to 365 days 4 6 10
More than 365 days 2 8 10
Total 25 27 52

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 Section 69
9(1)(b)
Consultation Other
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
All disclosed 6 1 1 0
Disclosed in part 53 23 34 1
All exempted 1 0 5 1
All excluded 0 2 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 5 2 5 0
Total 65 28 45 2

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 35 1 9 2
31 to 60 days 10 0 15 0
61 to 120 days 14 6 17 0
121 to 180 days 0 20 3 0
181 to 365 days 3 0 1 0
365 days or more 3 1 0 0
Total 65 28 54 2

Part 4 – Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 487 $2,435 41 $205
Search 8 $2,885 13 $9,924
Production 0 $0 233 $5,439
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 0 $0
Total 495 $5,320 287 $15,568

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 reporting period 917 40,681 2 3
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 216 24,966 0 0
Total 1,133 65,647 2 3
Closed during the reporting period 1,044 57,142 2 3
Pending at the end of the reporting period 89 8,505 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions

Number of days required to complete consultation requests
Recommendation 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 24 34 55 23 1 0 0 137
Disclose in part 47 139 279 169 45 28 6 713
Exempt entirely 1 15 23 10 1 0 0 50
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 80 17 12 9 8 16 2 144
Total 152 205 369 211 55 44 8 1,044

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Number of days required to complete consultation requests
Recommendation 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 1 0 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1 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 14 0
16 to 30 2 0
31 to 60 8 1
61 to 120 5 1
121 to 180 10 7
181 to 365 8 8
More than 365 1 1
Total 48 18

Part 7 – Resources related to the Access to Information Act

7.1 Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $1,659,596
Overtime $0
Goods and Services
Professional services contracts $255,026
Other $73,503
Total Goods and Services $328,529
Total Expenditures $1,988,125

7.2 Human Resources

Resources Dedicated full-time to ATI activities Dedicated part-time to ATI activities Total
Full-time employees 22.01 0.00 22.01
Part-time and casual employees 0.00 0.27 0.27
Regional staff 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 1.24 0.00 1.24
Students 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 23.25 0.27 23.52
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