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Access to Information Act - Annual Report to Parliament 2019-2020

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Introduction

The Access to Information Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, Chapter A-1, 1985) came into force on July 1, 1983. It extends the present laws of Canada to provide access to information under the control of the Government of Canada.

Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the Privacy Act received royal assent on June 21, 2019, making important improvements to the openness and transparency of government. These are the most significant amendments to the act since it came into force in 1983.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is committed to both the spirit and intent of the Access to Information Act, which is based on the principles of open government, to ensure transparency and accountability.

The new legislation improves the way government information is provided to Canadians by:

The Access to Information Act balances access to government information with exemptions and exclusions that protect important democratic values such as the need for the public service to provide full, free and frank advice to ministers, the protection of the confidentiality of Cabinet deliberations, the protection of personal information, and national security considerations. In accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public, the right to access is balanced against the legitimate need to protect sensitive information and permit effective functioning of government. Necessary exceptions should be limited and specific.

This annual report is tabled in Parliament in accordance with section 94 of the Access to Information Act and describes how Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) administered its responsibilities for the reporting period.


Administration of the Act

Departmental Mandate

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) was established in 1987 to promote the development and diversification of the economy of Western Canada and to advance the interests of the West in national economic policy, program and project development and implementation. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is responsible for this organization.Footnote 2

The Department operates under the provision of the Western Economic Diversification Act, which came into force on June 28, 1988. WD’s mandate allows the department to deliver a wide range of initiatives across the West and make strategic investments to build on regional competitive advantages. Its western base enables the department to foster strong partnerships with business and community organizations, research and academic institutions, Indigenous peoples, and provincial and municipal governments. These connections help WD reflect western perspectives in national decision-making.

Departmental Structure

WD employs 385 individuals across Western Canada and in Ottawa, including economists, commerce officers and policy analysts. Specialists in such areas as communications, corporate administration, financial management, human resources, information management & information technology, and procurement provide the policy and programs analysts with support.

WD is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and organized into four regional units (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), with offices located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and an office in Ottawa.

Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

The Human Resources and Corporate Services unit (HRCS) is responsible for a broad range of services, including Access to Information and Privacy, administered by the unit’s ATIP Centre of Expertise. HRCS is part of the Finance and Corporate Management Directorate located in Edmonton, Alberta.

The ATIP Coordinator, who is supported by the Deputy ATIP Coordinator and a Corporate Services Advisor, oversees WD’s ATIP Centre of Expertise. The Coordinators fulfill their responsibilities in addition to numerous other functions within the department. The Corporate Services Advisor processes all access and privacy requests.

The ATIP Centre of Expertise is responsible for the implementation and management of the Access to Information and Privacy programs and services for WD.  Specifically, the ATIP Centre of Expertise:

Other access to information-related activities undertaken by the ATIP Unit in 2017-2018, include:

Activity Total*
Preparing parliamentary responses 14
Review of parliamentary questions and responses 54
Reviewing lists of briefing materials prepared for the Minister (proactive publishing) 15
Other Activities  
Update the ATIP intranet site ?
Preparing annual statistical reports and Annual Reports to Parliament ?
Preparing summaries of closed access to information requests ?
Participating in Information Management initiatives and providing ATIP guidance ?
Review and update ATIA business practices, procedures and policy development ?
Coordination of proactive publishing requirements ?
Leading the departmental ATIP modernization initiative ?

*questions/reviews/emails/reports etc.

The ATIP Centre of Expertise monitors the processing of all access requests. In addition, procedures are in place with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Information and Privacy Rights Administration unit to advise on the disclosure of potentially sensitive requests for information if appropriate.

Delegation of Authority

The current delegation order was issued June 2016 in accordance with section 73 of the old Access to Information Act. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development delegated full powers, authorities and responsibilities to the Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Management (ATIP Coordinator) and Manager, Corporate Administration (Deputy ATIP Coordinator). The delegation also extends limited authority to the ATIP Officer (Annex B).

The ATIP Centre of Expertise is accountable for the development, coordination and implementation of policies, guidelines, systems and procedures to manage the department’s compliance with the Acts. Compliance is also facilitated by an ATIP Liaison Officer, in each regional office and corporate business unit, who report to an Assistant Deputy Minister, Executive Director, or Director, to liaise with the ATIP Centre of Expertise concerning enquiries.

Each of these offices is responsible for searching and retrieving records responsive to access requests received under the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. The ATIP Centre of Expertise, however, is legally responsible for implementing and managing the ATIP program and services for WD, including all decisions on the disclosure or non-disclosure of information pursuant to the legislation.

Departmental Policies, Procedures and Business Processes

To improve the administration of the ATIP program within the department, and to ensure that Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) ATIP-related policies and directives are respected and implemented, the ATIP Centre of Expertise regularly reviews and updates its various internal guidelines, procedures and business practices.

Updates reflect new advice and guidance from TBS or as a result of issues raised by the Office of the Information Commissioner or other agents of Parliament. The department publishes summaries of its closed access to information requests on Open Information Portal.

Training and Awareness

No training/awareness activities were provided during the reporting period.


Trends and Statistics

Highlights, Challenges and Trends

The following chart outlines the trends related to Western Economic Diversification Canada’s access to information caseload over the past 5 years.

Access to Information Caseload Overview – 5 Year Comparison 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Access
Received 2 17 9 15 67
Closed* 3 13 13 10 65
Pages Processed 336 1730 2167 1058 2770
Pages Disclosed 335 1682 1192 693 2668
Access Informal
Received 7 9 26 7 6
Closed* 7 9 26 7 6
Pages Disclosed 579 2165 2057 775 702
Access Consultations
Received 23 30 76 45 73
Closed* 23 30 75 41 78
Pages Processed 194 1411 800 804 1055
Pages Disclosed 194 1411 743 714 732
Totals – All Types of Requests
Received 32 56 111 67 146
Closed* 33 52 114 58 149
Pages Processed 530 3141 2967 1862 3825
Pages Disclosed 1108 5258 3992 2182 4102

*includes cases which were carried over from previous fiscal year and closed during this reporting period

The following overview provides an interpretation and analysis of the statistical details found in the department’s 2019-2020 statistical report (Annex A: Statistical Report).

Requests Received Pursuant to the Access to Information Act

A. Formal Requests

The department received 67 requests for information pursuant to the Access to Information Act during the reporting period. This represents a 347% increase from fiscal year 2018-2019. There were an additional 5 requests carried forward from 2018-2019 as well.

65 requests were completed during the reporting period.  Of these, 1 request was abandoned and no records existed for 3 others.

The accompanying chart shows the comparison of the number of formal requests received by the department over the past 5 years.

Access Requests Received – 5 Year
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The column 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 – 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
2 17 9 15 67

The categories of requestors for 2019-2020 are broken down as follows:

The accompanying chart shows a 5-year comparison of sources of access requests to WD.

Categories of ATIA Requestors – 5 Year Comparison
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The multi-column chart shows a comparison of the number of requests received by source over the past five fiscal years from 2015-2016 to 2019-2020 under the Access to Information Act.

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Media 0 6 4 8 52
Academia 1 0 0 0 0
Business (private sector) 0 2 0 3 7
Organization 0 3 0 3 4
Public 1 6 3 1 4
Decline to Identify 0 0 2 0 0

The accompanying chart represents the overall percentage of requestors by category.

Breakdown of ATIA Requestors (between 2015-2016 & 2019-2020)
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The pie chart shows the overall percentage of requestors, by category, who made formal personal information requests to Western Economic Diversification Canada under the Privacy Act, over the past five fiscal years – 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

Media 63%
Academia 1%
Business (private sector) 11%
Organization 9%
Public 14%
Decline to Identify 2%

B. Informal Requests

WD processed 6 requests for copies of previously disclosed information. This represents a slight decrease of just 1 informal request from 2018-19.

No application fees or response timelines apply to these informal requests; however, WD responded to all but one of them in less than 30 days. The 1 outlier was responded to in 40 days.

The accompanying chart reflects a 5-year comparison in the number of informal requests received.

Informal Requests Received – 5-Year Comparison
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The column chart shows a comparison of the number of informal requests for copies of previously disclosed information received in the past five fiscal years – 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
7 9 26 7 6

Disposition and Completion Time of Requests

55% of requests completed by WD were done so in 30 days or less, including 1, which was abandoned, and 3 for which no records existed . Due to extensive consultations with third parties and other government departments on the remaining 45% of the requests, completion times extended beyond the original 30-day timeline.

The disposition and completion times of the requests completed in 2019-2020 are broken down as follows:

Disposition of Completed Requests 1–15 days 16-30 days 31-60 days 61-120 days 121-180 days 181-365 days Total
All disclosed 2 20 6 1 0 0 29
Disclosed in part 0 8 5 10 2 3 28
All exempted 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
All excluded 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
No records exist 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Request abandoned 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 5 31 13 11 2 3 65

Extensions of Time Limits

Section 9 of the Act provides for the extension of the statutory time limits if the request is for a large volume of records or necessitates a search through a large volume of records and meeting the original time limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the department or, if consultations are necessary.

In 2019-2020, WD required:

In total, 28 extensions were taken. None were taken for a period beyond 60 days.

Exemptions and Exclusions Invoked

WD invoked exemptions in accordance with sections 13 through 23 of the Act as outlined in Annex A. Several exempting provisions can be applied to withhold information in response to one request; these are reported separately in the statistical report.  However, the same exemption invoked more than once in the same request is captured only once in the statistical report.

While the statistics make evident that the department invoked a broad range of exemptions during this reporting period, the following were applied the most often:

The Act does not apply to certain materials such as published material or material available for purchase by the public pursuant to Section 68 or confidences of the Queen’s Privy Council pursuant to Section 69. WD invoked section 68 for 2 requests and section 69 for one 1 request during the period of this report.

Other Government Department Consultations

In 2019-2020, WD received 73 consultations from other federal departments. This represents a 62% increase from 2018-2019. Five (5) consultations were carried over from the previous fiscal year. In total, 78 consultation requests were completed during the reporting period, and none were carried forward to 2020-2021.

The accompanying chart shows the comparison of number of consultation requests received by WD over the past five years.

Access Consultations Received – 5 Year Comparison
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This column chart shows a comparison of the number of access consultations from other government departments, other levels of government or other organizations received by Western Economic Diversification Canada under the Access to Information Act over the past five fiscal years – 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
23 30 76 45 73

Complaints, Audits and Investigations

WD carried forward one complaint from 2017-18.

There were no audits undertaken or concluded during the reporting period. Further, there were no appeals or applications submitted to the Federal Court.

Fees Collected

WD collected $95 in Access to Information application fees during this reporting period. $230 worth of fees were waived.

There has been a trend where media outlets will make a single request for multiple briefing notes and just submit a single $5 fee. In those cases, WD creates a file for each briefing note requested, and treats them as separate requests. The fee is applied to the first briefing note on their list and the rest are waived.

Operational Costs Associatied with Administering the Act

WD’s costs for administrating the Access to Information Act in the ATIP Centre of Expertise include a portion of the ATIP Coordinator’s and Deputy ATIP Coordinator’s salaries, and one hundred percent of the Corporate Service Advisor’s salary. As well, the costs of the ATIP Liaisons from our regional offices, subject matter experts, ADM reviews and implementation of new processes to comply with Bill C-58. There has also been more costs this year associated with the modernization of WD’s ATIP program, which required the efforts of WD’s IT/IM personnel and procurement team.

A total of 3.3 FTEs were calculated as having been allocated to WD’s Access to Information program. Other costs pertaining to goods and services, including the costs of an ATIP case management system licensing and maintenance, have been included in the total cost reported of $391,880. This represents a 296% increase from fiscal year 2018-2019.

Associated costs for the Access to Information Program – 5-Year Comparison
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This column chart shows a comparison of the associated costs for the Access to Information Program for Western Economic Diversification Canada over the past five fiscal years – 2015-2016 to 2019-2020.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
47,689 81,842 128,529 99,051 391,880

 


Annex A: Statistical Report

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Western Economic Diversification Canada

Reporting Period: 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31

Section 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 67
Outstanding from previous reeporting period 5
Total 72
Closed during reporting period 65
Carried over to next reporting period 7

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 52
Academia 0
Business (private sector) 7
Organization 4
Public 4
Decline to Identify 0
Total 67

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
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 6

Section 2: Decline to act on vexatious, made in bad faith or abuse of right requests

  Number of Requests
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
Sent during reporting period 0
Total 0
Approved by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Declined by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0

Section 3: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

3.1 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 2 20 6 1 0 0 0 29
Disclosed in part 0 8 5 10 2 3 0 28
All exempted 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
All excluded 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
No records exist 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Decline to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 31 13 11 2 3 0 65

3.2 Exemptions

Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 0
13(1)(b) 0
13(1)(c) 2
13(1)(d) 3
13(1)(e) 2
14 12
14(a) 0
14(b) 0
15(1) 3
15(1) – I.A.* 0
15(1) – Def.* 0
15(1) – S.A.* 0
16(1)(a)(i) 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 0
16(1)(c) 0
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 0
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 0
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
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 0
18(a) 1
18(b) 4
18(c) 0
18(d) 6
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 16
20(1)(a) 0
20(1)(b) 13
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 11
20(1)(d) 8
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 15
21(1)(b) 16
21(1)(c) 8
21(1)(d) 8
22 0
22.1(1) 2
23 0
23.1 0
24(1) 0
26 0
*
I.A: International Affairs
Def.: Defence of Canada
S.A: Subversive Activities

3.3 Exclusions

Section Number of Requests
68(a) 2
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 0
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 2
69(1)(e) 2
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 1
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 0
69(1)(g) re (d) 0
69(1)(g) re (e) 0
69(1)(g) re (f) 0
69.1(1) 0

3.4 Format of information released

Paper Electronic Other
0 57 0

3.5 Complexity

3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed

Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
2770 2668 62

3.5.2 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 29 178 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 19 842 9 1648 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request Abandoned 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 53 1020 9 1648 0 0 0 0 0 0

3.5.3 Other complexities

Disposition Consultation Required Assessment of Fees Legal Advice Sought Other Total
All disclosed 1 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 15 0 3 0 18
All exempted 0 0 1 0 1
All excluded 2 0 0 0 2
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 0 4 0 22

3.6 Closed requests

3.6.1 Number of requests closed within legislated timelines

  Requests closed within legislated timelines
Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 53
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 81.5

3.7 Deemed refusals

3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting the statutory deadline

Number of Requests Closed Past
the Legislated Timelines
Principal Reason
Interferences with Operations / Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
12 9 3 0 0

3.7.2 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 3 4
16 to 30 days 0 1 1
31 to 60 days 0 3 3
61 to 120 days 1 1 2
121 to 180 days 1 1 2
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More Than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 3 9 12

3.8 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Section 4: Extensions

4.1 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 6 0 2 0
Disclosed in part 11 1 16 9
All exempted 0 0 1 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 17 1 19 9

4.2 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 5 0 6 2
31 to 60 days 12 1 13 7
61 to 120 days 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 17 1 19 9

Section 5: Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waved or Refunded
Requests Amount Requests Amount
Application 19 $95 46 $230
Other fees 0 $0 0 $0
Total 19 $95 46 $230

Section 6: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

6.1 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 73 1055 0 0
Outstanding from the previous period 5 0 0 0
Total 78 1055 0 0
Completed during reporting period 78 1055 0 0
Pending at the end of the reporting period 0 0 0 0

6.2 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 48 6 2 0 0 0 0 56
Disclose in part 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 19
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 60 13 5 0 0 0 0 78

6.3 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 7: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

7.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of Days Fewer 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
1 to 15 4 2 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 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of Days Fewer 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
1 to 15 0 0 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 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 8: Complaints and Investigations

Section 32 Notice of intention to investigate Subsection 30(5) Ceased to investigate Section 35 Formal representations Section 37 Reports of finding received Section 37 Reports of finding containing recommendations issued by the Information Commissioner Section 37 Reports of finding containing orders issued by the Information Commissioner
0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 9: Court Action

9.1 Court actions on complaints received before June 21, 2019 and on-going

Section 41 (before June 21, 2019) Section 42 Section 44
0 0 0

9.2 Court actions on complaints received after June 21, 2019

Section 41 (after June 21, 2019)
Complainant (1) Institution (2) Third Party (3) Privacy Commissioner (4) Total
0 0 0 0 0

Section 10: Resources related to the Access to Information Act

10.1 Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $384,043
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $7,837
* Professional services contracts $0  
* Other $0
Total $391,880

10.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 2.00
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 1.30
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.00
Total 3.30

Annex B: Delegation Order

Annex B: Delegation Order
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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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