Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

January 2013

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
A-2010-00566All notes, notebooks, journals, diaries, binders or chronicles kept by Richard Colvin. Timeframe: January 1, 2006 to June 31, 2007.Disclosed in part630
A-2010-01977All records regarding Canada's position and/or decision to participate militarily in Afghanistan. Timeframe: December 1 to 31, 2001.Disclosed in part237
A-2011-00957Obtain complete copies of briefing notes, QP notes and memoranda that were prepared for or sent to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: August 12 to 30, 2011.Disclosed in part133
A-2011-01219All records prepared for the Minister's visit to the UN in September 2011. Timeframe: July 20, 2011 to September 27, 2011.Disclosed in part447
A-2011-01513QP notes, briefing notes, reports, and memos regarding Ahmed Wali Karzai. Timeframe: 2006.Disclosed in part7
A-2011-01917All records prepared for the Minister's visit to the UN in September 201. Process the remaining records from request A-2011-01219. Timeframe: July, 2011 to September 2011.Disclosed in part344
A-2011-02123All briefing notes, reports, presentations or memos about Egypt. Timeframe: October 1, 2011 to February 7, 2012.Disclosed in part132
A-2011-02144Records containing discussion of First Quantum Minerals and its projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Timeframe: 2011.Disclosed in part95
A-2011-02188All agreements, documents, communications and notes in the possession of DFAIT pertaining to the loans "industry bailout" provided to General Motors of Canada Limited. Timeframe: June 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010.Disclosed in part60
A-2012-00155All briefing notes and action memos on the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (aka Rights and Democracy) prepared for the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: May 3, 2011 to April 11, 2012.All Disclosed8
A-2012-00163All emails held by the director (Latin America and Caribbean) related to Canadian mining operations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.Disclosed in part167
A-2012-00165All briefing notes and action memos prepared for the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Syria. Timeframe: March 1, 2012 to April 11, 2012.Disclosed in part64
A-2012-00194All documents including briefing notes to the Minister on Hans Island. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to April 19, 2012.Disclosed in part43
A-2012-00265Briefing notes, memoranda, and question period notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding budget 2012 and its impact on the department. Timeframe: January 2012 to April 30, 2012.All Disclosed3
A-2012-00276Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding Minister Baird's visit to the Middle East in March 2012.Disclosed in part56
A-2012-00280Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding the dispute with the United States over the Beaufort Sea. Timeframe: January 2012 to April 30, 2012.All disclosed11
A-2012-00283Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding Omar Khadr's repatriation to Canada. Timeframe: January 2012 to April 30, 2012.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-00348All records concerning Canada's interest in Norway's oil and gas natural resources development. Timeframe: January 1 2012 to May 4, 2012.Disclosed in part44
A-2012-00452All correspondence between Thomas Marr, Gordon Venner, John Holmes, Jeffrey McLaren and PetroCanada/Suncor that include any discussion of Libya. Timeframe: January 1, 2007 to May 18, 2012.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-00458Correspondence between Thomas Marr, Gordon Venner, John Holmes, and Jeffrey McLaren that deal in any way with PetroCanada/Suncor and Libya. Timeframe: January 1 2007 to May 18, 2012.Disclosed in part229
A-2012-00474Any records that mention concerns about Canadian governments or the private sector using telecom equipment sold or manufactured by Huawei. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to May 18, 2012.Disclosed in part11
A-2012-00634Records in the possession or control of the DFAIT and/or the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala regarding the shooting of German Chub Choc on Sept 27, 2009 near El Estor, Guatemala. Timeframe: September 27, 2009 to June 7, 2012.Disclosed in part301
A-2012-00713All e-mail of Richard Arbeiter, Director (613) 992-9289. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 21, 2012.Disclosed in part391
A-2012-00721All e-mail of Mejlina Modanu – Economic Policy Officer – Economic Coordination – (613) 944-1475. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 21, 2012.Disclosed in part126
A-2012-01294Action memoranda, reports, and/or related analyses, emails, or notes from 2010 and/or 2011 that relate to and/or refer to Canada's unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council for 2011-12.Disclosed in part25
A-2012-01597All email correspondence, BlackBerry PINs, text messages and voicemail messages sent or received by Marc Tessier that include references to access to information requests. Timeframe: June 1 to 30, 2011.Disclosed in part32
A-2012-01599All email correspondence, BlackBerry PINs, text messages and voicemail messages sent or received by Marc Tessier that include references to access to information requests. Timeframe: August 1 to 31, 2011.Disclosed in part29
A-2012-01720All receipts submitted by Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Canada to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to support hospitality expenses. Timeframe: April 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012.Disclosed in part151
A-2012-01745All receipts, itineraries and briefing material for Deepak Obhrai's visit to the United Arab Emirates and Turkey in March 2012.Disclosed in part154
A-2012-01758Briefing notes containing contents of records provided to the Department by the National Capital Commission. Timeframe: September 2011 and September 2012.All disclosed24
A-2012-01807QP notes and memoranda that were created or sent or will be sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, since the House of Commons adjourned at the end of June 2012. Date: the 500 most recent pages, starting September 16, 2012.Disclosed in part337
A-2012-01808QP notes that were created for and/or sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and refer to Iran. Date: September 1 to 14, 2012.All disclosed3
A-2012-01823Briefing reports, memos, communications strategic plans on what possible changes in future supply management arrangement in agriculture will mean for DFAIT. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to September 18, 2012.All disclosed60
A-2012-01922All correspondence briefing notes and other documentation regarding Christopher Alexander in his capacity as the Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan and as the United Nations Deputy Special representative of the UNAMA.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-02221All documentation pertaining to LGBT rights in the Lesser Antilles and the Canadian government’s effort to lobby them on said rights. Timeframe: 2010 to present.Disclosed in part139
A-2012-02306Itinerary and briefing notes prepared for Leona Aglukkaq Timeframe: October 25, 2012 to November 6, 2012.Disclosed in part47
A-2012-02328Records containing both the terms "Munk School of Global Affairs" and "Barrick Gold" which were sent or received by the offices of DFAIT and records relating to education programs at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to November 6, 2012.All disclosed4
A-2012-02383All permits to Canadian companies from the 'Area Control List' to conduct business in or with Belarus and which companies received these permits. Timeframe: January 1, 2010 and October 31, 2012.Disclosed in part76
A-2012-02409All documents outlining the total cost of cellphone/smartphone bills paid by the department for fiscal 2010 & 2011. Provide identifying reference info for all material provided, as well as providing section; page; paragraph information.All disclosed3
A-2012-02445Emails sent or received by the deputy minister of International Trade regarding the Canada-EU free trade negotiations (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA). Timeframe: November 1 to 20, 2012.Disclosed in part2
A-2012-02456Records showing the number and cost of cell phones/smart phones/blackberries and/or mobile devices issued to Hon. John Baird and all NCR based employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs.All disclosed1
A-2012-02459Media lines, message event proposals and other records generated by the Communication Bureau on the subject of the film Argo. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to November 22, 2012.All disclosed1
A-2012-02460Correspondence to and from Dr. Greg Donaghy on the subject of the film Argo. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to November 22, 2012.Disclosed in part2
A-2012-02491All costs including flights, staffing, travel and hospitality associated with the transportation of vehicles from/to Canada for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to India in November 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02576All costs charged to the Department of Foreign Affairs by the International Joint Commission. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to December 3, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02584All emails, records between MINA and the ATIP office employees relating to access to information requests proposed release packages, any comments, request to delay a release, stop a release, request to add or remove exemptions from a release package.Disclosed in part1715
A-2012-02597Information related to youth exchanges and the overall and specific contingents Canada gave France and France gave Canada, as well as statistics on the number of individuals who received a “young professional” work permit.All Disclosed2
A-2012-02631Records used to brief the Minister of Foreign Affairs for his speech at the United Nations on November 29, 2012.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-02646Provide costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and other costs related to the Governor General’s attendance at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London. Timeframe: June 3 to6, 2012.All disclosed2
A-2012-02650Provide costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and all other costs related to the Governor General’s visit to the Federal Republic of Brazil, working visit to Barbados, and State Visit to the Republic.All disclosed21
A-2012-02651Costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and other costs related to the Governor General’s attendance at the state funeral for Vàclav Havel on December 23, 2011. Include costs for the Governor General’s staff.Disclosed in part2
A-2012-02652Provide costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and other costs related to the Governor General’s attendance at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 29-30, 2011.All disclosed2
A-2012-02653All records related to projected cost savings for sharing diplomatic resources with Britain. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to December 14, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02654All records related to the security breach at Telvent Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to December 14, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02655Costs related to the Governor General’s trip to the State of Kuwait and Qatar. Timeframe: February 25, 2011 to March 1, 2011.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-02657Costs related to the Governor General's attendance during RIMPAC 2012 in Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean. Timeframe: July 19 to 22, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02658Costs related to the Governor General receiving a honoris causa doctorate at Nanjing University in China on April 11, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02660Costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and all other costs related to the Governor General’s trip to Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Timeframe: November 13, 2011 to November 22, 2011.All disclosed14
A-2012-02663Costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and all other costs related to the Governor General’s attendance at the Royal Wedding. Timeframe: April 28 to 29, 2011.All disclosed3
A-2012-02664Costs, including travel, accommodation, meals, transportation and all other costs related to the Governor General’s at the events in France to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid on August 19 and 20, 2012.All Disclosed3
A-2012-02679Requesting a complete copy of U.A.E. - Canada Nuclear Trade Agreement dated September 18, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02680Request of any records related to the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginals Business (PSAB), targets and how are they being met? Period of interest: FY 2010 to FY 2012.All Disclosed1
A-2012-02681Any documents about or relating to the designed countries of origin, any correspondence with the CBSA, CIC and Refugee Board and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the impact, implementation and procedures pursuant to section 109.1.Does not exist0
A-2012-02692Any reciprocal arrangements relating to the Communications Security Establishment Canada and its international "Five Eyes" partners for CSEC or any other partner agencies to assume signals-intelligence collection capabilities. Timeframe: 2002 to 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02694Records relating to the following press articles:
1) Fugitive Canadian alleged to have trained al-Qaeda recruits.
2) Case of alleged Canadian terrorist highlights world of targeted killings.
3) Former CIA director knew of Canada’s ‘lost boys’.
4) U.S., Canada hunt Manitoba man accused of training terrorists.
5) Pakistan probes deaths of alleged Canadian militants.
Does not exist0
A-2012-02696Briefing notes, memos, or Cables or analyses, circulated within or by Foreign Affairs, or shared with intelligence partner agencies such as CSIS, the RCMP or CSEC regarding the alleged deaths of militants.Does not exist0
A-2012-02734Records related to Canada's National Action Plan on the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to November 2012.Disclosed in part14
A-2012-02735Records, briefing notes and memos, related to the "Pearson Peacekeeping Centre" and/or "Pearson Centre" at the Director level up to the Minister. Timeframe: March 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02756Information surrounding the decision to hang a picture of the Queen in the lobby of the building. Who took this decision and why was it made?Disclosed in part102
A-2012-02766Information related to submissions made by Labatt Breweries and all other subsidiaries, affiliates or trade names associated, in regards to the CETA agreement and negotiation thereof.Does not exist0
A-2012-02767Information related to submissions made by Molson Coors Canada Inc. and all other subsidiaries, affiliates or trade names associated, in regards to the CETA agreement and negotiation thereof.Does not exist0
A-2012-02769TPP Submissions 1. Copies of all records pertaining to the submissions made by Labatt Breweries of Canada LP; Labatt Brewing Company Inc.; Anheuser-Busch Canada, Inc.; Anheuser-Busch, LLC; and all other subsidiaries.Does not exist0
A-2012-02770TPP Submissions II. Copies of all records pertaining to the submissions made by Molson Coors Canada Inc.; MillerCoors LLC; and Molson Coors Brewing Company; and all other subsidiaries, affiliates, or trade names.Does not exist0
A-2012-02771TPP Submissions III. Copies of all records pertaining to the submissions made by the Brewers Association of Canada; Brewers Retail Inc.; Draught Services; The Beer Store; Brewers' Distributor Ltd.; Sleeman Unibroue Inc.Does not exist0
A-2012-02788Records pertaining to the submission made by Labatt Breweries of CAN; Labatt Breweries of CAN LP; Labatt Brewing Co. Inc.; Anheuser-Busch CAN Inc.; Anheuser-Busch LLC; & all other subsidiaries associated with aforementioned re: CJEPA agreement & negotiation.Does not exist0
A-2012-02790All records pertaining to the submissions made by the Brewers Association of Canada; Brewers Retail Inc.; Draught Services; The Beer Store; Brewers' Distributor Ltd.; Sleeman Unibroue Inc.; and all other subsidiaries regarding CJEPA agreement/negotiation.Does not exist0
A-2012-02820All call ups/contracts processed by this institution in the NCR under the terms of the Any Standing Offer or Supply Arrangement for Temporary Help Services. Timeframe: December 2012.Disclosed in part13
A-2012-02821Documentation which indicates all Appointments Term and Casual employees by this institution in the NCR under the terms of the Public Service Employment Act. Timeframe: December 2012.All disclosed1