Text Descriptions for 2016-2017 Administration of the Access to Information Act Annual Report

Image Title: Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Delegation Order

Long Description:

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Diversification, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, hereby designate the persons holding the positions set out in the schedules attached hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Minister as the head of Western Economic Diversification Canada, under the provisions of the Acts and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position.  This designation replaces all previous delegation orders.

The Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Management, and the Manager, Corporate Administration, for have full authority under the provisions to the Access to Information Act and its Regulations, and the Privacy Act.

The ATIP Officer has authority under the provisions of the Access to Information Act, Sections 7(a); 8(1); 9; 27(1) and (4); 28(1)(b), (2), (4); and 33; and Section 6(1) of the Regulations, as well as Section 14(a) of the Privacy Act.

Dated,  at the City of Ottawa this 10 day of June, 2016

Signed by:  The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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Chart Title: 5-Year Comparison of the Number of Requests Received

Long Description:

The pie chart shows the comparison of the number of formal access requests received by Western Economic Diversification Canada under the Access to Information Act over the past five fiscal years – 2012-2013 to 2016-2017.

2016-17 - 17

2015-2016 - 2

2014-2015 – 13

2013-2014 – 30

2012-2013 – 14

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Untitled Chart: Sources of Formal Requests

Long Description:

The line chart shows a comparison of the number of requests received by source over the past five fiscal years from 2012-2013 to 2016-2017 under the Access to Information Act.

Academia – no request in 2016-2017; 1 request in 2015-2016; 1 request in 2014-2015; 5 requests in 2013-2014; and no requests in 2012-2013.

Business – 2 requests in 2016-2017; no requests in 2015-2016; 1 request in 2014-2015; 4 requests in 2013-2014; and 3 requests in 2012-2013.

Media – 6 request in 2016-2017; no requests in 2015-2016; 4 requests in 2014-2015; 12 requests in 2013-2014; and 4 requests in 2012-2013.

Organizations – 3 requests in 2016-2017; no requests in 2015-2016; 4 requests in 2014-2015; 4 requests in 2013-2014; and no requests in 2012-2013.

General Public – 6 requests in 2016-2017; 1 request in 2015-2016; 3 requests in 2014-2015; 5 requests in 2013-2014; and 7 requests in 2012-2013.

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Chart Title: 5-Year Comparison of the Number of Records Reviewed

Long Description:

The pie chart shows the comparison of the number of pages reviewed by Western Economic Diversification Canada as a result of consultations from other government departments over the past five fiscal years – 2012-2013 to 2016-2017.

2016-17 – 1,411

2015-2016 - 194

2014-2015 – 163

2013-2014 – 401

2012-2013 – 583

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