Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

February 2013

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
A-2006-00625Softwood Lumber - DFAIT & Canadian Forest Service. Timeframe: January 1, 2007 to February 20, 2007.Disclosed in part1151
A-2010-01637All records related to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement for the 11th round of negotiations in Tokyo, Japan. Timeframe: August 1, 2010 to November 15, 2010.Disclosed in part2381
A-2010-01978All records regarding the Interdepartmental Task Force for Kosovo run by ADM Paul Heinbecker. Timeframe: December 1998 to June 1999.Disclosed in part20
A-2010-02196All records about the UN Summit on NON-Communicable Diseases. Timeframe: September 2010 to February 15, 2011.Disclosed in part369
A-2010-02391All records from the embassy in Quito, Ecuador and DFAIT in Ottawa containing discussion of Rafael Correa. Timeframe: April 1, 2009 to May, 2009.Disclosed in part42
A-2011-01779Substantive reports and briefing notes created pertaining to Iranian Nuclear programs and/or capacities. Timeframe: October 1, 2011 to December 1, 2011.Disclosed in part40
A-2012-00270Briefing notes, memoranda, and question period notes sent to or from the Assistant Deputy Minister level and above regarding Canadians in Syria. Timeframe: December 2011 to April 30, 2012.Disclosed in part10
A-2012-00271Briefing notes, memoranda, and question period notes sent to or from the Assistant Deputy Minister level and above regarding Canadian support for Syrian opposition parties, groups or forces. Timeframe: July 2011 to April 30, 2012.Disclosed in part90
A-2012-00278Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the Assistant Deputy Minister level and above regarding the dispute with Denmark over Hans Island. Timeframe: January 2012 to April 30, 2012.Disclosed in part53
A-2012-00281Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the Assistant Deputy Minister level and above regarding the dispute with France over the Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Timeframe: January 2012 to April 30, 2012.Disclosed in part9
A-2012-00339Any documents created at the High Commission in Dhaka regarding the Padma Bridge project in Bangladesh. Timeframe: November 1, 2011 to May 8, 2012.Disclosed in part92
A-2012-00457All correspondence between John (JT) Holmes and Jeffrey McLaren on the topic of PetroCanada/Suncor and Libya. Timeframe: January 1, 2007 to May 18, 2012.Disclosed in part100
A-2012-00584All records about Canada's standing invitation to UN Special Rapporteurs. Timeframe: May 1, 2012 to June 1, 2012.Disclosed in part125
A-2012-01672All briefing notes produced by the department, circulated at the Assistant Deputy Minister level and higher, on the subject of ministerial direction(s) issued in 2011/2012 concerning information sharing with foreign entities.All disclosed4
A-2012-01673Ministerial direction(s) issued in 2011/2012 concerning information sharing with foreign entities.All disclosed4
A-2012-01701Records pertaining to Avigilon Corp. Timeframe: Since August 1, 2011.Disclosed in part8
A-2012-01726Supplementary protocol to Canada-China Nuclear Coordination Agreement signed by Minister Baird July 19, 2012, as well as any briefing notes, memos or correspondence associated with the protocol.Disclosed in part41
A-2012-02066Provide copies of all emails, BlackBerry PINs, and texts, sent or received by Sabine Nolke, Director General, Global Partnership Program, regarding Omar Khadr. Timeframe: January 1, 2012.Disclosed in part41
A-2012-02072Any diplomatic notes, briefing notes to the Minister and reports on Russia paying Canadians to spy, or convey intelligence/information. Timeframe: October 15, 2011 to October 15, 2012.Disclosed in part1
A-2012-02109All emails and correspondence between DFAIT and the Canadian Consulate General in Boston, MA, related to October 17, 2011 meeting between Consul General Pat Binns and Maine Governor Paul LePage.Disclosed in part4
A-2012-02110Ministerial briefing notes on the keystone pipeline as well as any communication between Minister John Baird and either TransCanada Pipelines Inc. or the U.S. State Department.Disclosed in part44
A-2012-02228Ministerial briefing notes provided to Minister John Baird. Timeframe: October 1, 2012 to November 6, 2012.Disclosed in part343
A-2012-02273All cable traffic from the Canadian Embassy in Argentina sent to DFAIT regarding the Los Azules Mining Project in the San Juan Province. Timeframe: April 29, 2011 to October 26, 2012.Disclosed in part1
A-2012-02341All decisions by Government of Canada in response to extradition requests by the Government of Kazakhstan. Also provide the number of extradition requests made by Government of Kazakhstan. Timeframe: January 1, 1980 to November 9, 2012.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2012-02342All records regarding a request and denial by Canada of the request to sign an extradition treaty with Kazakhstan.Disclosed in part9
A-2012-02362Records pertaining to the policies or procedures under which the CBSA is to share information or evidence with, or treat information or evidence provided by or origination from certain countries covered by the Africa Bureau.Disclosed in part58
A-2012-02448Briefing notes, memoranda and question period notes prepared for the Deputy Minister of International Trade, the Minister of International Trade, or the Minister’s office. Timeframe: November 1 to 20, 2012.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-02458List of all events related to the film Argo held at the Canadian Embassy in WSHDC, message event proposal, scenario notes, guest lists, budget information and any follow up reports analyzing the events.Disclosed in part39
A-2012-02467Three emails from Rosemarie Bechamp - Deputy Director - IAM concerning a MOU between Justice and DFAIT. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 21, 2012.Disclosed in part17
A-2012-02468Eight emails from Chyristiane Babin - Deputy Director. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 21, 2012.All disclosed19
A-2012-02574Records related to the trip to Israel by the Foreign Affairs Minister in August 2012.Disclosed in part36
A-2012-02578All communication plans / talking points / briefing notes / memos regarding the review of consular service standards. Timeline September 2012 to December 4, 2012.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-02579All correspondence between the Minister and the Deputy Minister regarding the questioning or challenging or rejection of the Minister’s expense claims Timeline: February 2006 to December 4, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02580All communication plans / talking points / briefing notes / memos from pertaining to the draft Foreign Policy Plan. Timeframe: September 2012 to December 4, 2012.All disclosed21
A-2012-02583Reports, studies or other documents regarding lessons learned exercise conducted to examine the department's consular response to the Arab Spring.Disclosed in part37
A-2012-02630Records used to brief the Minister of Foreign Affairs for his December 2012 meeting with Canadian envoys to Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Geneva and New York.Does not exist0
A-2012-02632Preliminary drafts of the speech that was delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the United Nations on November 29, 2012.Disclosed in part73
A-2012-02649All records related to the meeting between Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and the Prime Minister in Kinshasha on October 13, 2012. Timeframe: September 4, 2012 to December 14, 2012.Disclosed in part19
A-2012-02659Provide costs related to the Governor General’s attendance at special events to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Timeframe: April 8 to 12, 2012.Disclosed in part2
A-2012-02760All internal communications regarding the Iranian Presidential election or Canada’s response to it, set to take place June 14, 2013.Disclosed in part31
A-2012-02789Records pertaining to the submissions made by Molson Coors Canada Inc. and all other subsidiaries, affiliates, or trade names associated with aforementioned entities in regards to the CJEPA agreement. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to December 19, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-02811All Ministerial or staff letters, memoranda, decisions, opinions, or determinations of any kind in which related or affiliated applicants, within the meaning of s.2.10 of Notice to Producers (Serial No. 792).Does not exist0
A-2012-02823First draft and final document(s) only, which the federal government submitted to the United Nations related to the UN study on cybercrime.Disclosed in part1
A-2012-02877Lists of briefing note that were created or sent to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and his Deputy Minister. Period: December 20, 2012 to January 12, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-02881All records held by the DFAIT regarding an April 13, 2010 submission to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation by Environmental Defence Canada.Does not exist0
A-2012-02882All cables from Havana, Cuba, related to Canadians arrested on child sex tourism charges.Does not exist0
A-2012-02916Records relating to: The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed REQUEST LETTER No. 08-000011-033-PE to Canadian government officials on DECEMBER 10, 2012 as reported by Costa Rican on-line newspaper CRHoy on December 21, 2012.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2012-02931A list of all briefing notes and memoranda prepared for the Minister of State (Americas). Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-02939A summary report indicating the cost of cellphones/smartphones for the department for fiscal year 2011-2012. A list of service providers used.All disclosed1
A-2012-02942All records created since January 1, 2012, outlining the rationale for installing new clear glass/plastic security barriers in the lobby of the Lester B. Pearson Building on Sussex Drive.Disclosed in part8
A-2012-02984Copies of all emails and BlackBerry PINs sent or received by the Deputy Minister of International Trade regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations. Timeframe: January 1 to 22, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2012-02985Please provide all correspondence between DFAIT and any oil company related to the Arctic Council’s “Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic”.Does not exist0
A-2012-02986Please provide all correspondence including emails and briefings between DFAIT and any oil company and/or industry associations related to Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Timeframe: June 2012 to January 25, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2012-03033List or summary of all the training taken by all department staff. Period: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-03034For Canada’s Ambassador to Senegal:
Travel and hospitality expenditures;
Embassy’s operating budget;
Shelter costs per embassy for Canadian staff posted in Dakar;
Separate amount for the ambassador.
Period: 2011–2012 fiscal year
All disclosed2
A-2012-03046A list or spreadsheet detailing the costs and providers of security to the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, yearly from 2002 to 2012.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2012-03056All documents that show the total annual monetary expenditures for moving public servants from all departments within Canada and abroad. Period: from 2005 to January 29, 2013.All disclosed12
A-2012-03101Product number 01348-2012: Info memo: Update on the case of Mr. Omar Khadr and Product number 00630-2012: Info memo: Update on the case of Mr. Omar Khadr.Disclosed in part7
A-2012-03114Product Number 01050-2012: Info Memo: Attempt by the Chinese Embassy to establish a Chinese cultural centre in Ottawa with diplomatic status.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-03136Briefing product no. 02279-2012: Action memorandum: Canadian objectives and delegation for the Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons.All disclosed6
A-2012-03138Briefing product nos. 02252-2012 and 01799-2012: Info memorandum: Diaspora Engagement and U.S. State Department Initiatives.Disclosed in part9
A-2012-03143Briefing product no. 02145-2012: Action memorandum: Libyan elections scheduled for July 7 and Libyan off-embassy premises voting station.Disclosed in part4
A-2012-03146Briefing product no. 02003-2012: Action Memo: Approval of Additional $4 million in funding for assisted voluntary return and reintegration of potential illegal immigrants.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-03148Briefing product no. 01955-2012: Info memo: Public release of the report on the evaluation of the Transformation Agenda.All disclosed165
A-2012-03149Briefing product no. 1935-2012: Action Memo: Canada's Contribution to the Diamond Jubilee Trust.Does not exist0
A-2012-03165Call-ups/contracts processed by this institution in the NCR under the terms of the Any Standing Offer of Supply Arrangement for Temporary Help Services. Timeframe: January 2013.Disclosed in part23
A-2012-03166Documentation which indicates all appointments Term and Casual employees by this institution in the NCR under the terms of the Public Service Employment Act. Timeframe: January 2013.All disclosed4