2018-2019 Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act

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1. INTRODUCTION

Purpose

The Access to Information Act came into effect on July 1, 1983, giving the public a right of access to information contained in government records, subject to certain specific and limited exceptions.

Section 72 of the Access to Information Act requires that the head of every government institution prepare and submit an annual report to Parliament, detailing the administration of the Act within the institution for each fiscal year.

This annual report describes how Infrastructure Canada (INFC) administered the Access to Information Act from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Mandate of Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada (INFC) was established in 2002 to ensure that Canadians benefit from world-class public infrastructure from coast to coast to coast. As the federal lead on the Government of Canada's $180 billion Investing in Canada plan, INFC develops strategic, long-term and collaborative plans in support of economically vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities.

INFC's mandate includes enabling investments in modern, green, and resilient infrastructure projects to accomplish goals such as:

  • improving public transit, roads and bridges;
  • renewing and expanding facilities for culture, sports and recreation;
  • improving water systems for healthier and cleaner communities; and
  • upgrading the infrastructure of rural and northern communities, including extending faster, more reliable Internet services to more Canadians.

INFC works in partnership with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities, other federal departments and agencies, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations to achieve its mandate.

2. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Departmental Organization

Infrastructure Canada is overseen by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and as of January 2019, provides support to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. The Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is supported by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Results; Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations; Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services; Assistant Deputy Minister, Rural Economic Development; Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Partnerships and Innovation; as well as Director General, Communications; Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive and Director General, Corporate Secretariat.

INFC is part of the Infrastructure and Communities portfolio which includes the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, the Canada Infrastructure Bank, and federal interests in the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation.

Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Division Organization

The ATIP Division at INFC is led by the ATIP Coordinator, who reports to the Director General of the Corporate Secretariat. As of the end of the reporting period, the division was comprised of seven individuals. The work of the division under the Access to Information Act involves:

  • processing Access to Information Act requests and related activities;
  • processing consultations received from other institutions;
  • providing advice and guidance to employees and senior officials on access-related matters;
  • developing and delivering training to departmental employees; and
  • representing INFC in dealings with the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Information Commissioner, and other government institutions regarding the application of ATIP legislation.

Part 9 of Annex B shows a breakdown of resources as they relate solely to the administration of the Access to Information Act.

3. DELEGATION ORDER

INFC updated its delegation instrument in 2018. Full authority to exercise the duties and functions of the Deputy Minister for all sections of the Act is delegated to all Assistant Deputy Ministers, the Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, the Director General of Communications and the ATIP Coordinator. See Annex A for a copy of the signed delegation order.

4. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STATISTICAL REPORT, 2018-19

The Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act is prepared by government institutions to assist the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) to analyze trends and exercise oversight. INFC's 2018-19 annual statistical report is provided in Annex B and Annex C (Addendum to the Statistical Report).

OVERVIEW OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

The Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act is prepared by government institutions to assist the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) to analyze trends and exercise oversight. INFC's 2018-19 annual statistical report is provided in Annex B and Annex C (Addendum to the Statistical Report).

Table 1: Number of Acccess to Information Act requests received

Formal Requests 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Received in reporting period 128 178 169 122
Carried forward from last reporting period 101 68 34 58
Total to process in reporting period 229 246 203 180
Closed in reporting period 161 211 145 154
Carried forward to next reporting period 68 35 58 26

Although formal requests received decreased, overall workload within the ATIP Division remained higher as informal and consultation requests grew and the number of pages processed increased (as detailed further in the report)

Sources of Requests

The top three requester sources made up 91% of the 122 requests received by INFC this reporting period. Top sources were media (58%), organizations (22%), and the public (11%).

PERFORMANCE AND STATISCAL OVERVIEW

The annual statistical report for fiscal year 2018-2019 is provided in Annex B.

Informal Requests

An informal request is defined as a request for information made to the ATIP Office of a federal institution that is either not made or not processed under the Act. Informal requests include formal requests that were discontinued in favour of providing information informally and requests for previously released information. The following table reveals a sharp increase over the past four years in workload associated with informal requests. INFC completed 124 informal requests for previously released information in 2018-19, an increase of 138% (72 requests) from 2017-18.

Table 2: Number of informal requests completed

Informal Requests 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Received in reporting period 38 80 52 124

OVERVIEW OF FORMAL REQUESTS COMPLETED

INFC closed 154 of 180 formal requests in the reporting period. This represents a completion rate of 86% and an improvement over last year's completion rate of 71%. The department is on track to continue its strong performance in 2019-20, given the low number of requests carried forward and the fact that it closed 26% more requests than it received in 2018-19.

Processing Time of Completed Requests

Section 7 of the Access to Information Act requires institutions to provide a response to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request, or to notify the requester that an extension is required. Of the 154 formal requests completed during the reporting period, 64 (42%) were completed within 30 days. The department found it necessary to extend deadlines in many instances in 2018-19 due to the complexity of the requests. However, over the past four years, INFC has been improving its ability to respond efficiently to straightforward requests. This trend is illustrated in the first row of the following table. It shows that in 2018-19, INFC completed 17% of requests in 15 days or less, up from 5% - 8% in previous years.

Table 3: Processing time for completed requests

Processing time Number of requests
N/A 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1 to 15 days 10 (6%) 10 (5%) 12 (8%) 26 (17%)
16 to 30 days 54 (33%) 79 (37%) 45 (31%) 38 (25%)
31 to 60 days 28 (17%) 40 (19%) 29 (20%) 10 (6%)
61 to 120 days 22 (14%) 51 (24%) 46 (32%) 16 (10%)
121 to 180 days 12 (8%) 19 (9%) 5 (4%) 27 (18%)
181 to 365 days 23 (14%) 4 (2%) 2 (1%) 17 (11%)
Over 365 days 12 (8%) 8 (4%) 6 (4%) 20 (13%)

Extensions

The Access to Information Act recognizes that there are factors that complicate a request for information and result in processing times longer than 30 days. Section 9 of the Act provides for the extension of statutory time limits if consultations are required, or if the request is for a large volume of records and processing the request within the original timeframe would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the department. Table 4 below shows the length of time required for extensions taken in 2018-19. The majority of extensions were for consultations that took up to 120 days to complete. In eight requests, the consultations took even longer, which helps explain the processing times in Table 3.

Table 4: Length of extensions

Days taken Number of requests per extension
N/A 9(1)(a) 9(1)(b) 9(1)(3)
N/A Operational Interference Consultations - Section 69 Consultations - Other Third Party Notice
30 days or less 8 0 5 11
31 to 60 days 6 5 17 1
61 to 120 days 6 31 24 2
121 to 180 days 1 2 3 2
181 to 365 days 2 0 1 0
Total requests per extension 23 38 50 16

Pages Processed

Page volume is an important factor affecting a department's overall compliance rate. The volume of pages to process does not correlate with the number of requests a department receives and can vary greatly from year to year, affecting compliance. The number of pages INFC processed in 2018-19 was 14,406, up 19% from the 11,645 pages processed the previous year.

Disposition of Completed Requests

The following table shows how the 154 requests completed by INFC in 2018-19 were finalized. Note that INFC did not: exempt all information from any requests; transfer any requests; or receive any requests where it would have to neither confirm nor deny the existence of records.

Table 5: Disposition of requests in 2018-19

Disposition Number of requests
All information was disclosed 2
Information was disclosed in part 99
All information was excluded under sections 68 or 69 of the Act 1
No records under the control of the department existed 27
Request abandoned (requesters formally withdrew requests or did not respond to correspondence from the ATIP Division) 25
Total 154

Exemptions and Exclusions

Exemptions are provisions of the Access to Information Act that allow or require the heads of federal government institutions to withhold information requested under the legislation. Consistent with previous years, the most commonly invoked exemptions in 2018-19 were 21(1)(a), 19(1) and 21(1)(b), as described in the following table.

Table 6: Top exemptions invoked in 2018-19

Section Description Applied to
21(1)(a) Advice or recommendations 67 requests
19(1) Personal information 65 requests
21(1)(b) Consultations or deliberations 63 requests
20(1)(b) Financial, commercial, scientific or technical information given in confidence from a third party 32 requests
14(a) Federal-provincial consultations or deliberations 32 requests
21(1)(c) Federal negotiating positions or plans 22 requests
20(1)(c) Information that could result in the financial loss or gain to, or prejudice the position of, a third party 20 requests

Three new exemptions were added to the Access to Information Act in recent years. As described in Annex C, INFC did not invoke any of the new exemptions.

Exclusions are provisions of the Act that remove certain records from the application of the legislation. INFC invoked the exclusion for published material (s.68) in two requests. The exclusion for Cabinet confidences (s.69) was applied 128 times.

Consultations Received from Other Government Institutions and Organizations

When other institutions and organizations retrieve information that concerns or originates from INFC in response to Access to Information Act requests, they may consult the INFC ATIP Division for recommendations on release. Other government institutions are defined as federal institutions subject to the Act. Other organizations include the governments of the provinces, territories and municipalities, and of other countries.

In 2018-19 INFC received 55 consultation requests and carried forward two from 2017-18. As the table below illustrates, consultation-related workload is increasing year over year. However, INFC continues to make every effort to assist other institutions and organizations in meeting their statutory deadlines.

Table 7: Consultations received and processed

Consultation requests 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Received during the reporting period 43 46 50 55
Outstanding from the previous period 4 2 3 2
Total consultations to process 47 48 53 57
Completed in the reporting period 45 45 51 56
Increase in requests received from previous period 3 (+7%) 4 (+8%) 5 (+9%)

5. FEES

Reporting on Access to Information Fees for the Purposes of the Service Fees Act

The Service Fees Act requires a responsible authority to report annually to Parliament on the fees collected by the institution. With respect to fees collected under the Access to Information Act, the information below is reported in accordance with the requirements of section 20 of the Service Fees Act:

  • Enabling authority: Access to Information Act
  • Fee amount: $5
  • Total revenue: $355
  • Fees waived: In accordance with the Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act, issued May 5, 2016, INFC waived all fees prescribed by the Act and Regulations, other than the $5 application fee set out in paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Regulations. INFC also waived application fees in 51 requests for the most part when requesters agreed to split large requests into smaller ones.
  • Cost of operating the program in 2018-19: $429,517.

A breakdown of the cost of operating the program is found in Part 9 of Annex B.

6. TRAINING AND AWARENESS

The ATIP Division provided six access and privacy training sessions to approximately 80 employees in 2018-19.

A formal ATIP training framework was also developed this year. This framework establishes training expectations for employees, as well as course criteria, duration and frequency.  The framework capitalizes on training offered by the Canada School of Public Service, requiring employees to take the school's introductory ATIP course as pre-requisite to more institution-specific training. Not only will the new framework standardize ATIP training offerings and uptake, it will facilitate tracking of training going forward.

In addition to training sessions, the INFC intranet was used to promote access to information awareness and compliance with legislated requirements.

Work on developing new training and promotional material, expanding its online availability and ensuring adherence to the new training framework will continue.

7. POLICIES, GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES AND INITIATIVES

In 2018-19, the ATIP Division made many positive changes. It wrote new procedure and best practice documents and created template letters and forms for its case management system. It established internal guidelines for recordkeeping related to ATIP requests, to standardize files so that any analyst can pick up another analyst's file(s) and immediately understand what the next steps should be. It formalized and stabilized its ATIP contact network. It also updated its internet presence to allow requests to be submitted electronically and to facilitate proactive disclosures.

Since the introduction of Bill C-58 (An Act to Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act) in 2017, the ATIP Division has been engaged with the ATIP community and its oversight bodies on the proposed legislative changes. The ATIP Division continues to help communicate the implications of the bill throughout the department and work with internal partners to modify business procedures to prepare for proactive publication requirements.

A procedure the division piloted in 2018-19 was to allow departmental records to be submitted electronically, when officials could not meet retrieval timelines due to volume and operational interference. This shifts some of the workload of triaging records onto the ATIP Division, however, it is an option for exceptional circumstances that highlights its commitment to compliance with the Access to Information Act.

An initiative undertaken to improve processing times was to split requests containing multiple subjects into each discrete subject area, with the agreement and assistance of the requester. This results in a better understanding of what information the requester is seeking and allows the ATIP Division to utilize its existing resources more effectively. When requesters agree to split large requests into separate requests, they are not charged any additional fees.

Another initiative undertaken to improve processing times was to compile a weekly report on file status to share with program areas. This helps program areas to organize their efforts.

8. KEY ISSUES AND ACTIONS TAKEN ON COMPLAINTS OR AUDITS

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) has the mandate to investigate complaints about federal institutions' handling of access requests. In 2018-19, INFC received one complaint concerning exclusions and made representations to the OIC on a complaint received in 2017-18. The complaint from 2017-18 concerned exemptions in a file. After negotiations with the OIC, INFC agreed to release additional information, the complaint was deemed well-founded, and it was closed with the agreement of the requester. As a result of this complaint, INFC is assessing its application of section 18 in other files. For the new complaint received in 2018-19, the OIC has yet to issue recommendations.

No audits were completed during the reporting period.

9. MONITORING COMPLIANCE

INFC intensified its monitoring activities in 2018-19. Monitoring begins as soon as a request is received by the ATIP Division, entered into the case management system and assigned to an analyst. Deadlines are tracked and files nearing completion or targeted deadlines are highlighted. INFC eliminated its backlog this year thanks to the numerous measures taken to improve processes, practices and awareness.

ANNEXES

Annex A: Access to Information Act Delegation Order

Annex B: 2018-19 Statistical Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act

Annex C: Addendum to the Statistical Report

Annex A

Access to Information Act Delegation Order

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Delegation Order / Arrêté de délégation en vertu de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information et de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels

The Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act and section 73 of the Privacy Act, hereby designates the persons holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the Deputy Minister as the head of Infrastructure and Communities, under the provisions of the Act and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position. This designation replaces all previous delegation orders.

En vertu de l'article 73 de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information et de l'article 73 de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels, la sous-ministre de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités délègue aux titulaires des postes mentionnés à l'annexe ci-après, ainsi qu'aux personnes occupant à titre intérimaire lesdits postes, les attributions dont elle est, en qualité de responsable de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, investie par les dispositions de la Loi ou de son règlement mentionnées en regard de chaque poste. Le présent document remplace et annule tout arrêté antérieur.

Schedule/Annexe

Position/Poste Access to Information Act and
Regulations / Loi sur l'accès à l'information et Règlement
Privacy Act and Regulations / Loi
sur la protection des renseignements personnels
et Règlement
Assistant Deputy Ministers /
Sous-ministre adjoint (e)
Full authority / Autorité absolue Full authority / Autorité absolue
Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive / Dirigeant (e) principal (e) de la vérification et de l'évaluation Full authority / Autorité absolue Full authority / Autorité absolue

Director General of Communications / Directeur (trice) général (e) des communications

Full authority / Autorité absolue Full authority / Autorité absolue

Director General of Communications / Directeur (trice) général (e) des communications

Full authority / Autorité absolue Full authority / Autorité absolue

Kelly Gillis
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities / Sous-ministre de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités

[Signed and dated:]
November 22, 2018

Annex B

2018-19 Statistical Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act
at Infrastructure Canada

Statiscal Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Infrastructure Canada

Reporting period: 2018-04-01 to 2019-03-31

Part 1: Requests Under the Access to Inforamtion Act

1.1 Number of requests

N/A Number of
Requests
Received during reporting period 122
Outstanding from previous reporting period 58
Total 180
Closed during reporting period 154
Carried over to next reporting period 26

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of
Requests
Media 71
Academia 4
Business (private sector) 4
Organization 27
Public 13
Decline to Identify 3
Total 122

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
88 16 3 15 2 0 0 124

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

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 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Disclosed in part 6 20 8 15 26 16 8 99
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
No records exist 11 14 2 0 0 0 0 27
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 9 2 0 0 1 1 12 25
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 38 10 16 27 17 20 154

2.2 Exemptions

Section Number of
Requests
Section Number of
Requests
Section Number of
Requests
Section Number of
Requests
13(1)(a) 1 16(2) 1 18(a) 10 20.1 0
13(1)(b) 0 16(2)(a) 0 18(b) 11 20.2 0
13(1)(c) 15 16(2)(b) 0 18(c) 0 20.4 0
13(1)(d) 10 16(2)(c) 10 18(d) 3 21(1)(a) 67
13(1)(e) 3 16(3) 0 18.1(1)(a) 0 21(1)(b) 63
14 9 16.1(1)(a) 0 18.1(1)(b) 0 21(1)(c) 22
14(a) 32 16.1(1)(b) 0 18.1(1)(c) 0 21(1)(d) 22
14(b) 15 16.1(1)(c) 0 18.1(1)(d) 0 22 1
15(1) 0 16.1(1)(d) 0 19(1) 65 22.1(1) 0
15(1) - I.A. 2 16.2(1) 0 20(1)(a) 0 23 5
15(1) - Def 0 16.3 0 20(1)(b) 32 24(1) 0
15(1) - S.A. 0 16.4(1)(a) 0 20(1)(b.1) 0 26 1
16(1)(a)(i) 0 16.4(1)(b) 0 20(1)(c) 20
16(1)(a)(ii) 0 16.5 0 20(1)(d) 14
16(1)(a)(iii) 0 17 0
16(1)(b) 0
16(1)(c) 0
16(1)(d) 0

2.3 Exclusions

Section Number of
Requests
Section Number of
Requests
Section Number of
Requests
68(a) 2 69(1) 0 69(1)(g) re (a) 38
68(b) 0 69(1)(a) 6 69(1)(g) re (b) 0
68(c) 0 69(1)(b) 0 69(1)(g) re (c) 33
68.1 0 69(1)(c) 1 69(1)(g) re (d) 24
68.2(a) 0 69(1)(d) 8 69(1)(g) re (e) 14
68.2(b) 0 69(1)(e) 2 69(1)(g) re (f) 2
N/A 69(1)(f) 0 69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Disposition Paper Electronic Other Formats
All disclosed 1 1 0
Disclosed in part 5 94 0
Total 6 95 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 43 43 2
Disclosed in part 9780 9589 99
All exempted 0 0 0
All excluded 3 0 1
Request abandoned 4580 4486 25
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
501-1000
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 2 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 73 1718 23 4700 1 879 2 2292 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 4486 0 0
Neither confirmed
nor denied
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 99 1761 23 4700 1 879 4 6778 0 0

2.5.3 Other complexities

Disposition Consultation
Required
Assessment of
Fees
Legal Advice
Sought
Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 39 0 2 0 41
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 1 0 0 0 1
Request abandoned 11 0 0 0 11
Neither confirmed
nor denied
0 0 0 0 0
Total 51 0 2 0 53

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline

Number of Requests Closed
Past the Statutory Deadline

Principal Reason
Workload External
Consultation
Internal
Consultation
Other
45 16 10 3 16

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 0 6 6
16 to 30 days 1 3 4
31 to 60 days 0 5 5
61 to 120 days 0 2 2
121 to 180 days 0 6 6
181 to 365 days 0 13 13
More than 365 days 1 8 9
Total 2 43 45

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
9(1)(c)
Third-Party
Notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 12 36 39 15
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 1 0 0
No records exist 1 0 0 0
Request abandoned 10 1 11 1
Total 23 38 50 16

3.2 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 8 0 5 11
31 to 60 days 6 5 17 1
61 to 120 days 6 31 24 2
121 to 180 days 1 2 3 2
181 to 365 days 2 0 1 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 23 38 50 16
Part 4: Fees
Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of
Requests
Amount Number of
Requests
Amount
Application 71 $355 51 $255
Search 0 $0 0 $0
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 0 $0
Total 71 $355 51 $255
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 49 829 6 104
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 2 81 0 0
Total 51 910 6 104
Closed during the reporting period 51 910 5 82
Pending at the end of the reporting period 0 0 1 22

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 21 8 4 0 0 0 0 33
Disclose in part 1 6 4 1 1 0 0 13
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total 27 14 8 1 1 0 0 51

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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Disclose in part 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
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 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
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

501-1000
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 35 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 2 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 3 119 2 153 1 5 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 21 470 4 429 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 1 8 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 31 654 7 585 1 5 0 0 0 0

6.2 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
Part 7: Complaints and Investigations
Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
1 1 6 8
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
Saleries $323,235
Overtime $462
Goods and Services $105,820
  • Professional services contracts
$104,885 N/A
  • Other
$935 N/A
Total $429,517

9.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years
Dedicated to Access to
Information Activities
Full-time employees 4.00
Part-time and casual employees 0.78
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.54
Students 0.64
Total 5.96

Annex C

Addendum to the Statistical Report

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act - Additional Requested Information -

Name of institution: Infrastructure Canada

Reporting period: 2018-04-01 to 2019-03-31

New Exemptions Table
Access to Information Act N/A
Section Number of requests
16.31 Investigation under the Elections Act 0
16.6 National Security and Intelligence Committee 0
23.1 Patent or Trademark privilege 0
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