Annual Report to Parliament 2015-2016
Access to Information Act

Part III – Annual Statistical Report

Part 1: Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests
  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 574
Outstanding from previous reporting period 82
Total 656
Closed during reporting period 550
Carried over to next reporting period 106
1.2 Sources of requests
Source Number of Requests
Media 132
Academia 40
Business (private sector) 65
Organization 35
Public 187
Decline to Identify 115
Total 574
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
131 73 1 0 0 0 0 205

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 - Number of requests
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 10 35 6 2 0 0 0 53
Disclosed in part 2 91 27 44 15 13 21 213
All exempted 2 15 2 0 0 0 0 19
All excluded 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 6
No records exist 111 32 0 0 0 0 0 143
Request transferred 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
Request abandoned 25 23 1 1 0 0 1 51
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 215 197 39 49 15 13 22 550
2.2 Exemptions
Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 22
13(1)(b) 7
13(1)(c) 18
13(1)(d) 3
13(1)(e) 2
14 44
14(a) 5
14(b) 1
15(1) 53
15(1) - I.A.Table note i 1
15(1) - Def.Table note ii 0
15(1) - S.A.Table note iii 0
16(1)(a)(i) 2
16(1)(a)(ii) 3
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 7
16(1)(c) 4
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 8
16(2)(a) 2
16(2)(b) 1
16(2)(c) 7
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 1
16.1(1)(b) 1
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 0
17 4
18(a) 0
18(b) 4
18(c) 0
18(d) 3
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 138
20(1)(a) 3
20(1)(b) 6
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 23
20(1)(d) 2
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 114
21(1)(b) 91
21(1)(c) 20
21(1)(d) 17
22 0
22.1(1) 3
23 143
24(1) 1
26 2
Table note i

I.A.: International Affairs

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Table note ii

Def.: Defence of Canada

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Table note iii

S.A.: Subversive Activities

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2.3 Exclusions
Section Number of Requests
68(a) 10
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 7
69(1)(a) 5
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 6
69(1)(e) 8
69(1)(f) 1
69(1)(g) re (a) 18
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 7
69(1)(g) re (d) 9
69(1)(g) re (e) 10
69(1)(g) re (f) 8
69.1(1) 0
2.4 Format of information released - Number of requests
Disposition Paper Electronic Other Formats
All disclosed 23 30 0
Disclosed in part 102 111 0
Total 125 141 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 3,996 3,468 53
Disclosed in part 15,2006 75,004 213
All exempted 2,655 0 19
All excluded 266 0 6
Request abandoned 3,298 0 51
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 1
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 41 795 11 2,070 1 603 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 122 2,802 49 7,239 19 6,661 18 16,254 5 42,048
All exempted 15 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
All excluded 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 50 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 233 3,597 64 9,309 21 7,264 20 16,254 5 42,048
2.5.3 Other complexities - Number of requests
Disposition Consultation Required Assessment of Fees Legal Advice Sought Other Total
All disclosed 6 0 0 4 10
Disclosed in part 126 3 4 36 169
All exempted 2 0 4 0 6
All excluded 5 0 0 2 7
Request abandoned 4 2 0 2 8
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 143 5 8 44 200

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of Requests Closed Past the Statutory Deadline Principal Reason - Number of requests
Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
30 15 6 4 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 1 2 3
16 to 30 days 0 1 1
31 to 60 days 0 2 2
61 to 120 days 0 2 2
121 to 180 days 1 2 3
181 to 365 days 0 8 8
More than 365 days 1 10 11
Total 3 27 30
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 - Number 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 2 1 0
Disclosed in part 70 35 46 1
All exempted 2 0 0 0
All excluded 0 5 0 0
No records exist 1 0 0 0
Request abandoned 2 2 0 0
Total 81 44 47 1
3.2 Length of extensions - Number of requests
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 44 5 7 0
31 to 60 days 17 3 14 1
61 to 120 days 8 30 15 0
121 to 180 days 1 4 3 0
181 to 365 days 11 2 8 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 81 44 47 1

Part 4: Fees

Fees
Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of Requests Amount Number of Requests Amount
Application 513 $2,565 37 $185
Search 2 $1,535 2 $470
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 66 $1,533
Total 515 $4,100 105 $2,188

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 528 17,209 2 18
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 63 17,123 0 0
Total 591 34,332 2 18
Closed during the reporting period 536 31,329 2 18
Pending at the end of the reporting period 55 3,003 0 0
5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions
Recommendation 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 43 22 14 5 0 0 0 84
Disclose in part 52 87 100 55 7 10 1 312
Exempt entirely 6 11 17 4 1 0 0 39
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 83 8 3 0 0 7 0 101
Total 184 128 134 64 8 17 1 536
5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations
Recommendation 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclose in part 0 1 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Part 6: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

6.1 Requests with Legal Services
Number of Days Fewer 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
1 to 15 4 12 3 559 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 6 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 12 159 1 74 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 8 161 5 47 2 300 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 1 138 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 371 10 818 2 300 0 0 0 0
6.2 Requests with Privy Council Office
Number of Days Fewer 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
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 150 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 1 15 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 1 76
Total 2 15 0 0 0 0 1 150 1 76

Part 7: Complaints and Investigations

Complaints and Investigations
Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
42 1 0 43

Part 8: Court Action

Court Action
Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total
1 0 0 1

Part 9: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $1,291,079
Overtime $0
Goods and Services
Professional services contracts $0
Other $209,155
Total Goods and Services $209,155
Total $1,500,234
9.2 Human Resources
Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities 
Full-time employees 16.17
Part-time and casual employees 0.27
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.33
Total 16.77
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