Annual Report to Parliament 2014-2015
Access to Information Act

Access to Information Act
Annual Statistical Report
April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

Name of Institution: Department of Justice Canada

Reporting Period: April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

Part 1 - Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests

  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 520
Outstanding from previous reporting period 113
Total 633
Closed during reporting period 551
Carried over to next reporting period 82

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 143
Academia 44
Business (Private Sector) 86
Organization 15
Public 208
Decline to identify 24
Total 520

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
103 36 8 1 0 0 0 148

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

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 12 27 9 0 0 0 0 48
Disclosed in part 5 74 37 37 15 10 17 195
All exempted 5 8 0 1 0 0 2 16
All excluded 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 8
No records exist 99 27 0 0 0 1 0 127
Request transferred 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 109
Request abandoned 30 12 4 1 0 0 1 48
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 261 149 50 43 17 11 20 551

2.2 Exemptions

Section Number of requests
13(1)(a) 9
13(1)(b) 9
13(1)(c) 10
13(1)(d) 0
13(1)(e) 0
14 34
14(a) 10
14(b) 3
15(1) 33
15(1) - I.A.* 1
15(1) - Def.* 0
15(1) - S.A.* 0
16(1)(a)(i) 2
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 7
16(1)(c) 4
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 2
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 5
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
16.1(1)(c) 1
16.1(1)(d) 0
16.2(1) 0
16.3 0
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 0
17 7
18(a) 0
18(b) 2
18(c) 0
18(d) 2
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 140
20(1)(a) 3
20(1)(b) 12
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 17
20(1)(d) 2
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 97
21(1)(b) 75
21(1)(c) 8
21(1)(d) 7
22 0
22.1(1) 0
23 113
24(1) 4
26 5

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

2.3 Exclusions

Section Number of requests
68(a) 13
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 0
69(1)(a) 9
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 4
69(1)(e) 17
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 17
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 3
69(1)(g) re (d) 10
69(1)(g) re (e) 17
69(1)(g) re (f) 13
69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 42 6 0
Disclosed in part 122 73 0
Total 164 79 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 1,985 1,492 48
Disclosed in part 148,797 58,519 195
All exempted 4,231 0 16
All excluded 444 0 8
Request abandoned 634 0 48
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 101-500 pages processed 501-1,000 pages processed 1,001-5,000 pages processed More than 5,000 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 42 687 6 805 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 107 2,190 50 6,493 11 3,514 22 14,569 5 31,753
All exempted 9 0 3 0 4 0 00 0 0 0
All excluded 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 47 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 212 2,877 60 7,298 16 3,514 22 14,569 5 31,753
2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 11 1 0 19 31
Disclosed in part 111 7 7 86 211
All exempted 3 0 0 4 7
All excluded 6 0 0 1 7
Request abandoned 5 11 0 8 24
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 136 19 7 118 280

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
42 25 6 4 7
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 2 6 8
16 to 30 days 2 2 4
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 2 7 9
121 to 180 days 0 1 1
181 to 365 days 0 3 3
More than 365 days 2 15 17
Total 8 34 42

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 8 0 1 0
Disclosed in part 66 31 38 5
All exempted 2 0 1 0
All excluded 3 6 0 0
No records exist 1 0 1 0
Request abandoned 5 1 3 0
Total 85 38 44 5

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 60 0 6 0
31 to 60 days 11 1 20 4
61 to 120 days 7 30 16 1
121 to 180 days 1 7 1 0
181 to 365 days 5 0 1 0
365 days or more 1 0 0 0
Total 85 38 44 5

Part 4 – Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 525 $2,625 26 $130
Search 3 $275 2 $380
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 123 $1,388
Total 528 $2,900 151 $1,898

Part 5 – Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other government 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 584 21,754 3 1,049
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 89 19,568 0 0
Total 673 41,322 3 1,049
Closed during the reporting period 610 37,515 3 1,049
Pending at the end of the reporting period 63 3,807 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government of Canada 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 20 12 44 2 0 0 0 78
Disclose in part 22 88 197 72 9 10 9 407
Exempt entirely 5 5 19 3 0 0 0 32
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 79 5 6 2 1 0 0 93
Total 126 110 266 79 10 10 9 610

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3

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 10 249 2 221 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 2 30 1 246 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 8 298 2 464 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 11 180 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 31 757 6 931 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 2 83 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 2 107 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 1 2 1 173 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 85 3 280 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7 – Complaints and Investigations

Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
31 1 0 32

Part 8 – Court Action

Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total
0 0 0 0

Part 9 – Resources related to the Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $1,379,801
Overtime $181
Goods and services $327,548
  • Professional services contracts – $257,158
  • Other – $70,390
 
Total $1,707,530

9.2 Human Resources

Resources Person years dedicated to
Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 19
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.00
Total 19.00

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