Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

May 2013

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
A-2010-01155Any documents prepared for Peter Kent's January 19-24, 2010 trip to Venezuela.Disclosed in part302
A-2011-00618All records including briefing notes, reports, including drafts, related to the Office of Religious Freedom. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to July 25, 2011.Disclosed in part17
A-2011-00837All records on the creation of the Office of Religious Freedom. Timeframe: March 25, 2011 to July 25, 2011.Disclosed in part17
A-2011-00974Records related to a 2011 federal election promise to create an Office of Religious Freedom within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to September 12, 2011.Disclosed in part17
A-2011-01221Information about the ORF. Include briefing notes, studies, memos to Ministers, Parliamentary secretaries, DMs, ADMs as well as documents regarding budget, terms, conditions and mandate of ORF. Timeframe: 2010 until October 19, 2011.Disclosed in part490
A-2011-02117The final “Audit of Contracting Authorities for Afghanistan” audit report referred to here: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/dpr-rmr/2010-2011/inst/exi/st-tsO8-eng.asp.Nothing disclosed (excluded)0
A-2011-02200Emails sent and received by Artur Wilczynski. Timeframe: January 19 to 21, 2012.Disclosed in part52
A-2011-02218A cost breakdown for the care of the pandas Canada is receiving from China, records generated by the loan, including, but not limited to, instructions from China or logistical arrangements for the pandas. Timeframe: September 1, 2011 to February 11, 2012.Disclosed in part262
A-2011-02219All records, emails, and PINS related to the loan of two giant Pandas from the Chinese. Timeframe: September 01, 2011 to February 11, 2012.Disclosed in part262
A-2012-00049All instructions to PRNCE and all briefing materials and reports generated by the Haiti Task Force. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to April 5, 2012.Disclosed in part297
A-2012-00164All emails held by the director (Latin America and Caribbean) related to Canadian mining operations in Peru, Colombia and/or Bolivia.Disclosed in part25
A-2012-00595Copies of all briefing notes, QP notes and memorandums that were created for/or forwarded to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: May 24, 2012 to June 6, 2012.Disclosed in part133
A-2012-00724All emails of Jillian Stirk – Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Eurasia and Africa – (613) 996-5095. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 21, 2012.Disclosed in part128
A-2012-01519Records resulting from an April 6, 2012 communication between Nexen Inc. & Ambassador to Japan.Disclosed in part7
A-2012-01520Minutes, agendas & notes from a February 2, 2012 communication between Nexen Inc. & Canadian Ambassador to Japan, Jonathan Fried.Disclosed in part6
A-2012-01620Records originating from Director level and above regarding diplomatic properties that have been identified or recommended for disposal (sale, lease termination, or replacement) as a result of the Federal Budget of March 29, 2012.Disclosed in part224
A-2012-01649Documents, including briefing notes, decks, backgrounders and reports, prepared since January 1, 2012 pertaining to foreign direct investment in Canada by China, and by China in Canada.Disclosed in part191
A-2012-01746All emails held by Canadian embassy staff in Turkey and the UAE related to Deepak Obhrai's visit to the two countries in March 2012.Disclosed in part454
A-2012-01956All briefing documents and communications documents prepared for Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy related to the two meetings: 
1. June 3, 2012. Meetings in Washington.
2. June 5, 2012. Bolivia, OAS meetings.
Disclosed in part104
A-2012-02070All correspondence between the divisions tasked with the Alberta Oil Sands and Environment Canada, regarding the Alberta Oil Sands. Timeframe: January 1, 2007 to February 1, 2008.Disclosed in part17
A-2012-02561All requests for supplemental import permits for any kind of dairy products, and copies of any amendments thereto, received by Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Timeframe: October 31, 2011 and October 31, 2012.Disclosed in part1133
A-2012-02844Invitations, meeting agendas and guest lists, pertaining to meetings and events held at the ConGen in NYC between July 23, to December 7, 2012 by John Prato as well as Minister(s) Baird; Fast; Kenney; Oliver; and Paradis.Disclosed in part93
A-2012-02927A list of all briefing notes and memoranda prepared for the DM of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Disclosed in part12
A-2012-03055Copies of all QP notes and memorandums, including Q&A’s for various files for Minister John Baird. Timeframe: January 9 to 17, 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2012-03090All records sent by or received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or members of his staff, regarding John Baird's accommodation for the US Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Timeframe: November 15, 2012 to February 5, 2013.Disclosed in part39
A-2012-03108Product Number 01125-2012: Meeting Note: MINA will meet with Quebec's Minister of International Relations, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, regarding UNESCO.Disclosed in part3
A-2012-03113Product Number 01052-2012: Action Memo: Approval of DFAIT's input into Canada's written response to the UN Committee Against Torture in Advance of Canada's May 2012 appearance before the committee.Disclosed in part95
A-2012-03222List of all briefing notes submitted to the Foreign Affairs Minister. Timeframe: June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.Disclosed in part28
A-2012-03270Emails of Jeremy Bryan that relate to International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development more commonly known as "Rights and Democracy" Timeframe: March 10, 2012 and April 3, 2012.Disclosed in part149
A-2012-03316Outgoing correspondence and final briefing notes sent to senior management on Canada’s efforts to engage the Pacific Alliance trade group. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to February 22, 2013.Disclosed in part123
A-2012-03317All correspondence and briefing notes related to DFAIT’s “The New Way Forward Political Economic Renewal Initiative: launched in February 2008.All disclosed291
A-2012-03329Final briefs and media lines, regarding Canada's support to Mexico's efforts to counter organized crime. Timeframe: November 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.Disclosed in part71
A-2012-03338All correspondence received from MP Justin Trudeau to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to February 28, 2013.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2012-03359All internal guides or guidelines used by agents at International Experience Canada in Ukraine to evaluate an Application under the International Experience Canada program.Disclosed in part228
A-2012-03379Any documents, including briefing notes, correspondence and memos, pertaining to Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Israel Chemicals Ltd. Timeframe: October 2, 2012 to March 7, 2013.Disclosed in part9
A-2012-03530Phase 2 of A-2012-00712: full text of emails together with all attachments.Does not exist0
A-2013-00014List of projects or programs funded by DFAIT’s Canadian initiative for Security in Central America (CISCA).Does not exist0
A-2013-00015List of all construction at residential properties in Washington, D.C. Timeframe: November 1, 2012 to April 3, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00103Product Number 03267-2012: Action Memo for Minister: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Roundtable on Consular Services.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-00104Product Number 03221-2012: Meeting Note: MSFA luncheon with Brazilian FM.Nothing disclosed (excluded)0
A-2013-00105Product Number 03194-2012: Meeting Note: MSFA meeting with Andrew Shisko, Canadian Commercial Corporation.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-00107Any record showing that USB keys or laptop computers containing personal or sensitive information were stolen or lost by public servants, executives, minister, deputy minister, directors general or employees.Disclosed in part40
A-2013-00141All emails of David Sproule. Timeframe: June 1, 2011 to April 8, 2013.Disclosed in part35
A-2013-00143All emails of Jacqueline Caron. Timeframe: June 1, 2011 to April 8, 2013.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-00154All emails sent and received at the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding the merger of CIDA with DFAIT. Timeframe: February 18, 2013 to March 18, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00159List of artwork bought or sold by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the past five years, including the price, for all types of art, for the entire department in Ottawa.Disclosed in part49
A-2013-00171All 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: March 2013.Disclosed in part50
A-2013-00172Documentation which indicates All Appointments Term and Casual employees by this institution in the NCR under the terms of the Public Service Employment Act. Timeframe: March 2013.All disclosed1
A-2013-00190Materials pertaining to photographs of John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, with Canadian Forces personnel in Italy during his June 2011 visit. 
1. Correspondence, memoranda, emails.
2. Photographs.
Disclosed in part17
A-2013-00191All contracts between DFAIT and CANADEM funded through DFAIT's Stabilization and Reconstruction Program (START) for projects in Libya.Disclosed in part93
A-2013-00193Records which discuss why James Byron Bissett left his posting, records discussing military intervention in the Balkans, or President Milosevic. Timeframe: 1990-1992.Does not exist0
A-2013-00196All correspondence between DFAIT staff from the Assistant Deputy Minister level and above and The Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv related to John Baird’s Spring 2013 trip to the Middle East. Timeframe: November 1, 2012 to April 10, 2013.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-00228First and final drafts of departmental responses to and emails regarding the Cyber Security Strategy Action Plan. Timeframe: February 21, 2013 to March 15, 2013.Nothing disclosed (Potential Exclusion)0
A-2013-00244List of all briefing notes prepared for Foreign Affairs Minister. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to April 11, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2013-00248List of all briefing notes prepared for International Trade Minister. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to April 11, 2013.Disclosed in part22
A-2013-00249List of all briefing notes prepared for Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to April 11, 2013.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-00250List of all briefing notes prepared for Deputy Minister International Trade. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to April 11, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2013-00269All briefing notes, QP notes and memorandums or reports from CSIS that refer to Hezbollah and that were created for or forwarded to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Timeframe: November 1, 2013, to April 16, 2013.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-00288Information about the death of Justice Carolyn Layden-Stevenson who died on or about June 27, 2012 that may be in the files of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.Does not exist0
A-2013-00296Records held by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade relating to the events surrounding the patriation of the Canadian Constitution. Timeframe: January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1981.Does not exist0
A-2013-00311Any record showing all total costs that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department has spent on charges and fees for in-house and external lawyers after multi-million dollar lawsuits were filed.Does not exist0
A-2013-00322Product number 00164-2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2013-00325The records for the contracts(s) resulting from { }.All disclosed4
A-2013-00340Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International trade on an update on East Asia Summit membership. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00341Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International Trade on the release of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness report 2012-13. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 and January 16, 2013.All disclosed2
A-2013-00342Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International trade on the implementation of the Supreme Court of Canada decision Desrochers v. Canada. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 and January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00344Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International trade. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00346Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International Trade on the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 and January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00347Briefing notes for the DM of International Trade on Canada-India Science and Technology Co-operation Agreement, Next Steps for Canada-India Joint Cooperation Committee, changes to Joint Committee membership. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00348Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International trade on Canpotex-Amicus file. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00349Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International trade on summary of CCC Board Review. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00350Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International Trade on Canada's crude oil exports. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 and January 16, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00351Briefing notes or memoranda prepared for the DM of International Trade on consultations on Air Transport Agreement negotiating priorities. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 and January 16, 2013.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-00478Documentation which indicates all appointments terms and Casual employees by this institution in the NCR under the term of the Public Service Employment act. Timeframe: April 2013.All disclosed1