Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

October 2013

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
A-2010-01419
(Former DFAIT)
Records related to incidents of alleged wrongdoing/criminal activity/misbehaviour by Canadian diplomats or their family members posted abroad. Incidents in which diplomatic immunity was invoked. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to November 12, 2010Disclosed in part212
A-2010-01570
(Former DFAIT)
Documents RE: child detainees in Afghanistan. Timeframe: January 2006 to December. 2010.Disclosed in part969
A-2010-01571
(Former DFAIT)
All documentation prepared for, provided to or sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs that mentions and/or is specific to the subject to juvenile and/or child detainees in Afghanistan. Timeframe: 2005 to December 2010Disclosed in part969
A-2010-02428
(Former DFAIT)
Records relating to Canada-Colombia security Consultations. Timeframe: 2009.Disclosed in part130
A-2011-00019
(Former DFAIT)
Records that pertain to Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway Initiative on the following; ‘Gateway and Corridor’ approach or model, Supply chain security or Marine Transport Security Clearance Program. Timeframe: January 1, 2000 to April 4, 2011.Disclosed in part470
A-2011-01615
(Former DFAIT)
All emails from Sylvie-Michèle Racicot requiring external consultations. Timeframe: September 9, 2011 to November 28, 2011.Disclosed in part530
A-2011-01875
(Former DFAIT)
All communications between the department and the Canadian Embassy in Moscow related to the Russian Federation's decision to impose a ban on importing harp seal pelts. Timeframe: December 18, 2011 to January 16, 2012.Disclosed in part171
A-2011-02108
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing material, agendas and speaking notes prepared for the Minister of State (Americas) recent trips to the Americas. Timeframe: August 1, 2011 to February 7, 2012.Disclosed in part406
A-2012-00277
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing notes, memoranda, and speaking notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding the Prime Minister's attendance at the Summit of the Americas in April 2012.Disclosed in part217
A-2012-00446
(Former DFAIT)
All records, on the subject of the sale of official residences. Please limit records by PFM and the Business Model Team, ACM, and the DM committee.Disclosed in part17
A-2012-00612
(Former DFAIT)
All documents, regarding the European Parliament's motion on the proposed Fuel Quality Directive. Timeframe: May 1, 2012 to June 8, 2012.Disclosed in part188
A-2012-01359
(Former DFAIT)
All documents produced by or for the assistant deputy minister’s office up to the minister’s office regarding the Kyoto Protocol on climate change and international climate change negotiations. Timeframe: November 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.Disclosed in part20
A-2012-01360
(Former DFAIT)
All documents produced by or for the assistant deputy minister’s office up to the minister’s office regarding the Kyoto Protocol on climate change and international climate change negotiations. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to Feb 29, 2012.Disclosed in part43
A-2012-01362
(Former DFAIT)
All documents produced by or for the assistant deputy minister’s office up to the minister’s office regarding the Kyoto Protocol on climate change and international climate change negotiations. Timeframe: May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.Disclosed in part13
A-2012-01533
(Former DFAIT)
All records generated and concerning the CETA negotiations that relate to representations made by Canadian generic pharmaceutical companies. Timeframe: September 1, 2011 to August 29, 2012.Disclosed in part12
A-2012-02009
(Former DFAIT)
All meeting minutes, meeting agendas, notes from DFAIT representatives, and all post-modems/summaries from DFAIT’s participation at the following Counter-Terrorism Action Group (CTAG) meetings.Disclosed in part105
A-2012-02500
(Former DFAIT)
All communications between Canada's embassy in Damascus, Syria and DFAIT headquarters in Ottawa on the issue of Canada sponsoring refugees from Iraq who have fled to Syria. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009.Disclosed in part11
A-2012-03116
(Former DFAIT)
Product Number 00938-2012: Info Memo: Potential EDC stand-alone office in Mumbai.Nothing disclosed
(excluded)
0
A-2012-03118
(Former DFAIT)
Product Number 00902-2012: Action Memo: Approval of terms and conditions for the payment of assessed contribution to the International Criminal Court.Disclosed in part11
A-2012-03474
(Former DFAIT)
Job descriptions, classification decisions and organisation structure of Department's Express Lane Staffing Unit or Fast Track Staffing Unit including PE, AS and CR levels.All disclosed61
A-2013-00194
(Former DFAIT)
Emails, BlackBerry PINs, and texts, sent or received by Deputy Minister Morris Rosenberg with the words “Arab”, “Palestinian”, and “Palestine” in the Subject heading or body of message.Disclosed in part96
A-2013-00461
(Former DFAIT)
All records concerning current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and climate change / global warming / greenhouse gases. Timeframe: October 1, 2012 to April 29, 2013.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-00507
(Former DFAIT)
Records related to $249,963 grant to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance dated 2011-06-10 on Proactive Disclosure site.Disclosed in part113
A-2013-00508
(Former DFAIT)
All documents relating to Venezuelan leaders: former President Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, Henrique Capriles and the implications to our bilateral relationship from a political and/or an economical perspective. Timeframe: March 1, 2013 to May 10, 2013.All disclosed26
A-2013-00527
(Former DFAIT)
All previous versions/iterations of the Consular Services Privacy Notice Statement dating back to January 1, 2003.Disclosed in part47
A-2013-00602
(Former DFAIT)
All travel/expense claims to the United States for Minister Baird and Minister Fast from 2011.Disclosed in part485
A-2013-00621
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing Book prepared for Minister Fast and Minister Wong for the Ministers’ recent trade mission to China and Japan.Disclosed in part141
A-2013-00890Most recent draft copy of Foreign Policy Plan, or final version if available.Nothing disclosed
(excluded)
0
A-2013-00891Provide Minister / Minister’s office response to the Foreign Policy Plan. Include records on decision to implement or not implement any or all of the Plan. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to June 28, 2013.Nothing disclosed
(excluded)
0
A-2013-00897Records regarding the Qatar proposal to move ICAO out of Canada. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to May 24, 2013.Disclosed in part114
A-2013-00905Briefing notes concerning the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) produced by or for DFATD. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 and June 18, 2013.Nothing disclosed
(excluded)
0
A-2013-00912List of all lawyer contracts the department has awarded since January 2006, along with the value and nature of the contract.Disclosed in part12
A-2013-00942Provide IMS report showing detailed breakdown of costs for hospitality and operations for the official residence in Tel Aviv. Timeframe: Fiscal year 2012/13.All disclosed4
A-2013-00947IMS report showing detailed breakdown of costs for hospitality and operations for the official residences in New York. Timeframe: Fiscal year 2012/13.Disclosed in part342
A-2013-00948IMS report showing detailed breakdown of costs for hospitality and operations for the official residence in Washington. Timeframe: Fiscal year 2012/13.All disclosed9
A-2013-00954Emails, situation reports and briefing documents containing discussion of Colombia`s relation with NATO. Timeframe: May 1, 2013 to July 1, 2013.Disclosed in part13
A-2013-01031Records generated in advance of or in response to President Barack Obama’s climate change speech. Timeframe: June 1, 2013 to July 18, 2013.Disclosed in part158
A-2013-01058Table of Contents for the briefing book for the Minister of Trade prepared for the July 2013 cabinet shuffle.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01129DFAIT’s involvement in processes related to Division 9 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, “alternatives to removal”, and “diplomatic assurances”.Disclosed in part12
A-2013-01142Briefing notes prepared for the Minister of International Trade.Disclosed in part11
A-2013-01144Copies of the following briefing notes prepared for the Minister of International Trade: 00302-2013 00108-2013 00170-2013 00490-2013 00051-2013Disclosed in part44
A-2013-01150Documents and correspondence pertaining to: the handling of the access to information request A-2012-01584.Disclosed in part146
A-2013-01210Information and financial data related to the participation of the department responsible for La Francophonie in the Festival Interceltique de Lorient that was held in Lorient, France, in August 2012.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01213Documents surrounding the annual report for the FY 2011-12 of the Canadian National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security – Building Security for all.Disclosed in part73
A-2013-01214Interdepartmental working group on the Canadian National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security – Building Security. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to May 1, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01255A list of briefing notes, information memos and action memos prepared for Deputy Minister (International Trade). Timeframe: April 14, 2013 to July 31, 2013.All disclosed1
A-2013-01271BN for DMT — Product #00501-2013 — DMT will meet with Canada-Arab Business Council on February 13, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01273BN for DMT — Product #00393-2013 — DMT meeting with Government of Alberta on February 8, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2013-01274BN for DMT — Product #302-2013 — Meeting with SNC Lavalin on February 14, 2013.Disclosed in part30
A-2013-01276BN for DMT — Product #00170-2013 — DM committee on economic trends and policies, January 29, 2013.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01280BN for MINA — Product #00072-2013 — Hospitality request for a New Year's courtesy lunch with key interlocutors.Disclosed in part17
A-2013-01282BN for MINA — Product #00173-2013 — Selection of a recipient of the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights Award.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01287BN for MINA — Product #01073-2013 — Future leadership of OAS.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01288BN for MINA — Product #01063-2013 — Arctic Council documents for the Kiruna ministerial meeting.Disclosed in part102
A-2013-01292BN for MINA — Product #00977-2013 — Reconsidering Pakistan.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-01293BN for MINA — Product #00928-2013 — Evaluation Report — The public release of the Final Report of the Summative Evaluation of the Delivery of Consular Services and International Emergency Management.Disclosed in part106
A-2013-01295BN for MINA — Product #00904-2013 — Second meeting of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Sahel working group, June 2013, Algiers, Algeria.Disclosed in part5
A-2013-01298BN for MINA — Product #00804-2013 — 2013 Northern Tour.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01301BN for MINA — Product #00730-2013 — 2013 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-01303BN for MINA — Product #00643-2013 — AECL Nuclear Labs Restructuring.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-01310BN for MINA — Product #00423-2013 — Political Engagement Strategy in Syria.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01332BN for MINT — Product #01082-2013 — Report on International Market Access Barriers.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01347Lists of all Active Photocopier Lease Agreements (inside and outside NCR including the Embassies and Missions) and all printers purchased. Timeframe: April 1, 2010 to August 22, 2013 and CIDA only.Disclosed in part16
A-2013-01349Records related to the $6 million funding agreement between International Planned Parenthood and CIDA, signed January 2012.Disclosed in part62
A-2013-01350All communications pertaining to the Genocide in United Nation. Timeframe: January 1945 and January 1971.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01361All records for Minister Baird’s trip(s) to Europe (inc UK). Timeframe: December 1, 2012 to January 15, 2013.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01401List of all Active Photocopier Lease Agreements and all printers, scanners and fax machines indicating the Equipment Type, Start and End Dates if applicable and acquisition Date and Acquisition value. Timeframe: April 1, 2010 to August 23, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2013-01422All records pertaining to the rationale for any AS‑01 position(s), extensions/renewals within the Global Partnership Program (IGD). Timeframe: August 26, 2010, to August 26, 2013.Disclosed in part28
A-2013-01423All records from the LES Pension and Insurance Division (ALDP) pertaining to any and all activities during the week of February 25, 2013, that were held outside the usual place of work.Disclosed in part87
A-2013-01442All documents discussing whether Canada should apply for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in 2015.Does not exist0
A-2013-01470Any emails by Andrew P. W. Bennett and any correspondence from the public through Mr. Bennett containing the keywords “chartes,” “Québec,” “Pauline,” “Marois” and “valeurs”. Timeframe: June 1 to August 31, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01471All contracts awarded by the Office of Religious Freedom. Timeframe: From its creation to August 28, 2013.Disclosed in full1
A-2013-01482All correspondence, meeting minutes and documents pertaining to discussions and communications between the Honourable Julian Fantino and representatives of Agriteam Inc.Does not exist0
A-2013-01502All appointments term and casual employees by the institution in the NCR under the terms of the Public Service Employment Act during the period: August 2013.All disclosed2
A-2013-01520Materials related to Mr. Michael Walma’s, Director, International Crime and Terrorism Division, DFATD, participation in meetings held in New York, New York, May 22-23, 2010.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01573What position did Danielle Thibault hold before joining the Permanent Delegation of Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development in Paris.Disclosed in part30
A-2013-01578A list of all THS, SA and SO call-ups issued in the NCR. Timeframe: April 2013, May 2013, June 2013.All disclosed5
A-2013-01579A list of all Task Based Professional Services (TSPS) Supply Arrangement (SA) and Standing Offer (SO) contract and all Task Based Informatics Prof.l Svcs (TBIPS) Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement contracts issued in the NCR for Apr May & Jun 2013.All disclosed4
A-2013-01581Briefing note in Tab 2, titled « Syria » on p. 15 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01582List of groups which received funding for homosexual advocacy and aid in Uganda and region. The purpose of each grant. Timeframe: 2011-2012, 2012-2013.Cannot confirm nor deny
s.10(2) ATIA
0
A-2013-01585Studies, research, assessments, analyses on secularism and/or reasonable accommodation in the possession of DFATD’s Office of Religion. Timeframe: Since the Office of Religion was created to September 12, 2013. Does not exist0
A-2013-01586Emails sent to the Office of Religion that refer to Pauline Marois or the new Quebec values charter that was introduced in September 2013 by the Government of Quebec. Period: September 1, 2013, to September 13, 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01607List of financial transactions between the department and the Office of the Quartet Representative. Timeframe: January 1, 2002 to September 23, 2013.All disclosed1
A-2013-01608MINA briefing note 02265-2012 – Iran Arms Trade Treaty.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01611MINA briefing note 03368-2012 – Haqqani.Nothing disclosed
(exemption)
0
A-2013-01612MINA briefing note 03159-2012 – UN Chemical Weapons.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01613MINA briefing note 03185-2012 – Jordanian Forces.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01615MINA briefing note 02390-2012 – US Defence Authorization.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01626Documents pertaining to Regan Watts, Senior Policy Advisor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), meeting(s) with Transcanada representatives potentially including, but not limited to, Mr. Russel Girling. Communication Date: January 1, 2010.Does not exist0
A-2013-01665Briefing note in Tab 10, titled "Emergency Management" on p. 207 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01666Briefing note in Tab 10, titled "Managing Complex and High-Profile Consular Cases" on p. 195 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.All disclosed4
A-2013-01667Briefing note in Tab 3, titled "Beyond the Border: Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness" on p. 33 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01668Briefing note in Tab 2, titled "Canada-European Union Strategic Partnership Agreement Negotiations" on p. 21 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-01669Briefing note in Tab 2, titled "The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement" on p. 19 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01670Briefing note in Tab 8, titled "Security in the Sahel and Maghreb" on p. 155 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01671Briefing note in Tab 8, titled "Mali" on p. 151 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01672Briefing note in Tab 8, titled "Regional Issues" on p. 147 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01673Briefing note in Tab 8, titled "Mission Network for Africa" on p. 145 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.All disclosed2
A-2013-01674Briefing note in Tab 7, titled "Direct Diplomacy" on p. 141 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01675Briefing note in Tab 7, titled "Middle East Peace Process" on p. 137 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01677Briefing note in Tab 9, titled "Canada's Engagement with the United Nations" on p. 181 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01748Call-Ups against standing offers for THS requested by and for DFATD within the NCR. Timeframe: April 2013, May 2013 and June 2013.All disclosed9