Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

November 2013

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
(Former DFAIT)
All notes, briefing documents, drafts papers, emails and other material related to the ongoing program evaluation of START. Timeframe: April 2005 to December 2007.Disclosed in part419
(Former DFAIT)
Records regarding Canada's position and/or decision to participate militarily in Afghan from October 16-23, 2001. Specifically, records that include Canada-US relations and interdepartmentally with DND if possible.Disclosed in part162
(Former CIDA)
All accepted/funded proposals and contracts over $100,000, and contract selection scores that deal with prison reform...1 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2008Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
(Former CIDA)
All reports, briefing material and memos produced for the Minister, president and/or vice-presidents related to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Limit to records produced since April 1, 2011. Exclude Cabinet Confidences.Disclosed in part50
(Former CIDA)
From July 1st 2011 to January 31st 2012, any records relating to Canada Fund for Local Initiatives project A035303-001.Disclosed in part445
(Former DFAIT)
All documents discussing the creation of the new country of South Sudan. Timeframe: June 1, 2011 to July 14, 2011.Disclosed in part114
(Former DFAIT)
Policy papers, memoranda and briefing notes to the Assistant Deputy Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Associated Deputy Ministers and the Minister of DFAIT, related to a foreign policy review. Timeframe: September 2011 to January 2012.Disclosed in part28
(Former DFAIT)
All communications products, reports, and advice to the Minister and any other departmental and interdepartmental material regarding a "Foreign Policy Plan", FPP or Foreign Policy Review. Timeframe: May 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012.Disclosed in part41
(Former DFAIT)
Documents regarding CIDA's decision as a result of budget 2012 to end country programming to Cambodia, China, Malawi, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and reduce program budgets in Bolivia, Pakistan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, & South Africa.Disclosed in part5
(Former DFAIT)
Records from the Canadian embassy in Guatemala City, DFAIT office in Ottawa and the Canadian office for the Organization of American States relating to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights precautionary measure 260/07. Timeframe: February 2011 to February 1, 2012.Disclosed in part106
(Former CIDA)
All reports, emails, memos, letters and evaluation grids related to the agency's grant applications, but excluding reports on the results of funded projects, submitted by Christian Reformed World ReliefDisclosed in part358
(Former DFAIT)
All documents mentioning Peter Lundy during his term as ambassador to Denmark as well as any records mentioning questions or concerns about misconduct by diplomatic staff at the embassy in Copenhagen. Disclosed in part56
(Former DFAIT)
All correspondence and reports related to misuse of funds at the Copenhagen Embassy. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to November 20, 2012.Disclosed in part56
(Former DFAIT)
Specific audits of overseas embassy to review misconduct and incidents, including statistics during these fiscal years of violation of the code of conduct for Canadian representatives abroad. Timeframe: 2009 to 2012-13.Disclosed in part57
(Former DFAIT)
All documents, including emails, on the topic of the security at Canada's embassy in Tehran, Iran and the safety of the Canadian diplomats working in that location. Timeframe: November 29, 2011 to December 30, 2011.Disclosed in part113
(Former DFAIT)
Communications exchanged by the Canadian Embassy in Mexico with Excellon Resources Inc. and its Mexican subsidiary Minera Excellon de Mexico SA de CV operating the Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico.Disclosed in part243
(Former DFAIT)
All email of S. Millar (Ambassador) - Embassy of Canada - Astana, Kazakhstan. Timeframe: June 22, 2012 to November 27, 2012.Disclosed in part83
(Former DFAIT)
All records regarding ground transportation arrangements for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to India in November 2012, including the decision to use vehicles from Canada.Disclosed in part94
(Former DFAIT)
E-mails from S. Basadur – Embassy of Canada, Astana Kazakhstan, please reference A-2012-00709.Disclosed in part77
(Former DFAIT)
All briefing material sent to the minister and senior department officials on Integrated Cross-border Law Enforcement. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to March 6, 2013.Disclosed in part17
(Former DFAIT)
All records relating to the Standards Council of Canada's plans and consultations to amend the National Standards System or accredit new Standards Development Organizations (SDO). Timeframe: December 1, 2011 to February 27, 2013.Disclosed in part90
(Former CIDA)
CIDA's “countries of focus” list. I am particularly interested in any material discussing the introduction of new countries to the list and/or removing countries from the list. Sept 1, 2012 to April 2, 2013). Exclude possible Cabinet confidences.Disclosed in part69
(Former CIDA)
Policy proposals, speeches, evaluations (ex ante and ex post) and studies authored by CIDA relating to the Advance Market Commitment AND DEVELOPMENT/SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS excluding emails, Cabinet ConfidencesDisclosed in part41
(Former CIDA)
All records, including but not limited to emails, PINS, media lines, QP cards, communications plans and handwritten notes, concerning a media request for information/comment by myself, {Jennifer Ditchburn}, concerning the posting of Op-eds/LTEsDisclosed in part77
(Former DFAIT)
All speeches by the Prime Minister and members of Cabinet that make reference to Haiti since January 2006.Disclosed in part156
(Former DFAIT)
All records between staff of HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and/or Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel and the DFAIT and/or the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala that took place between January 1, 2004 and May 28, 2013.Disclosed in part432
(Former DFAIT)
All records provided to DFAIT and/or the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala by HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and/or Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel between January 1, 2004 and the May 28, 2013.Disclosed in part432
(Former DFAIT)
All records in the possession or control of DFAIT and/or the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala dated between 2004 and the present that mentions or is related to HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and/or Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel.Disclosed in part432
(Former DFAIT)
2013-2014 budget for the “Canada Down Under” project as well as the cost of each video as well as maintenance of the YouTube channel since its launch.All disclosed4
A-2013-00936Most recent plan/update on disposal/transfer/ sale of building/properties/assets abroad.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-00939Copies of notes, documents memoranda, emails and other communications with Peter Boehm, Canada’s Sherpa for the 2013 G8 meeting in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, as they relate to tax evasion.Disclosed in part82
A-2013-00963The use of Canadian government passenger vehicles in the Washington D.C., area including trip sheets, mileage accounting, destinations and passengers carried, etc... Timeframe: January 2013 to March 2013.Disclosed in part325
A-2013-01252List of all briefing notes, information memos, action memos and speaking notes prepared for the Foreign Affairs Minister. Timeframe: April 12, 2013 to July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part14
A-2013-01253List of all briefing notes, information memos, action memos and speaking notes prepared for the Trade Minister. Timeframe: April 12, 2013 to July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part5
A-2013-01254A list of all briefing notes, information memos, meeting notes and action memos prepared for Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: April 12, 2013 to July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-01260All briefing notes and/or memos related to the end of support and/or funding and/or involvement in specific multilateral organizations in 2013.Nothing disclosed (excluded)0
A-2013-01266BN for DMT — Product #1004-2013 — DMT will participate at the DM Committee on Social Media and Policy Development.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-01267BN for DMT — Product #00910-2013 — DMT Meeting with Marc Whittingham, President and CEO, CCC and Product #00235-2013 — DMT will meet with Marc Whittingham, CCC, on February 13.Disclosed in part10
A-2013-01285BN for MINA — Product #00106-2013 — Update on Potential Additions to Canada's List of Terrorist Entities.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-01297BN for MINA — Product #00873-2013 — Administrative arrangements for the transfer of offenders in the absence of a treaty/convention, or in the case of a person declared unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-01311BN for MINA — Product #00410-2013 — Proposed Canadian Freedom and Security Initiative.Nothing disclosed
A-2013-01318BN for MINA — Product #00106-2013 — Update on Potential Additions to Canada's List of Terrorist Entities.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-01320BN for MINA — Product #3898-2012 — India.Nothing disclosed
A-2013-01324All briefing notes, meeting notes and memos for the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs) related to meetings with the Ad Hoc Committee of DMs on the Arctic. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.All disclosed7
A-2013-01327BN for DM (Foreign Affairs) — Product #00397-2013 — USS will be attending meeting on Friday, February 8 at DND.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01334BN for MINT — Product #00791-2013 — Trade implications of Arctic Council Observer decision.Nothing disclosed
A-2013-01398Documents regarding any third party consultations concerning the UN Arms Trade Treaty), and whether Canada should be a signatory and/or ratify the treaty. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to August 22, 2013.Disclosed in part74
A-2013-01445All briefing products relating to abducted or missing Canadians in Syria -February 2011 to August 29, 2013.Nothing disclosed
A-2013-01477Correspondence, meeting minutes and documents pertaining to discussions and communications between Neil Desai, former Chief of Staff to the Honourable Julian Fantino, and Agriteam Inc., specifically Robert Francis (CEO) and Gayle Turner (VP).Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01519All records, documents and related to the communications(s)/meeting(s) between representatives of Imperial Oil Limited and DFAIT on: Communication report 16851-114127, 16851-177705, 16851-177725 and 16851-207130.Does not exist0
A-2013-01523Records documenting relations between the government of Canada and the USA concerning the October 1995 referendum in Quebec on sovereignty, both the lead-up and the aftermath. Timeframe: September 1, 1995 to November 30, 1995.Disclosed in part148
A-2013-01570Briefing notes relating to permit requests under SEMA for North Korea.  Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to September 17, 2013.Disclosed in part50
A-2013-01571All final and interim reports from Project Number: 11-102; including all emails, reports, BNs related to this project, the decision making model and IRG/Nordeste visit to Tripoli.Disclosed in part119
A-2013-01583List of all memoranda and briefing notes created by or sent to Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister or his Deputy Minister. Period: August 11, 2013 to September 13, 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01646All briefing materials related to upcoming election in Egypt. Timeframe: July 1, 2013 to September 24, 2013.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01664Briefing note in Tab 10, titled "Ongoing High-Profile and Complex Consular Cases" on p. 199 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-01676Briefing note in Tab 9, titled "Human Rights" on p. 185 from Volume 1, Briefing Book, The Minister of Foreign Affairs.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01678Any correspondence between the United States government and DFAIT concerning the whereabouts of Edward Joseph Snowden, his request for asylum and the U.S. government’s request for his extradition; between John Baird or Ed Fast.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01703All minutes from meetings of the Deputy Minister Committee for Global Trends, Foreign Affairs, and Defense Issues. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013.Disclosed in part14
A-2013-01706All records related to CCC Board Review. Limit to records created in 2012 and 2013.Disclosed in part11
A-2013-01707Briefing material and briefing books prepared for the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group Meeting in London, in April 2013.Disclosed in part19
A-2013-01715All data, including statistics and other data, that your agency or department has that would allow me to see for each of the following years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and todate in 2013.All disclosed7
A-2013-01738All correspondence between department officials and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages from July 15, 2013, to date of receipt of this request on the subject of John Baird's business cards, including letters, emails, memos, etc.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-01739All briefing materials provided to the international trade minister or the deputy minister since Sept 1, 2013, on the potential impact in Canada of the U.S. budgetary impasse in Congress.Disclosed in part33
A-2013-01754Discussions between the Manitoba Campaign to Ban Landmines (MBCBL), if any, and Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade Canada. Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01759Any complaints or correspondence on complaints after Jan. 1, 2010 re the administration of TRQ and/or import permits and/or audit results from ECIB Verification Team relating to shell eggs in ON for L.H. Gray & son, GrayRidge Inc., Global Egg & Burnbrae.Does not exist0
A-2013-01792All correspondence between Minister Fast with the European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht regarding CETA. Timeframe: October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2013-01793Itemized budget for the Canadian embassy in Kabul specifically records on government funds expended on the embassy for security provided by local, Canadian and any multinational firms. Timeframe: Fiscal 2004.All disclosed3
A-2013-01794Travel documents related to trips made by Minister John Baird. Timeframe: May 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part184
A-2013-01829All briefing noted to the Minister or Deputy Minister that related to the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). Timeframe: June 5, 2013 to October 11, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01830List of all contracts (under and over $10,000) from the past five years that were awarded by Danielle Thibault or by her former service at the Department of Foreign Affairs when she worked there.All disclosed18
A-2013-01831Records from January 1, 2008, to the present (October 16, 2013) concerning Bill 309 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (concealment of identity).All disclosed3
A-2013-01833Labour standards in Bangladesh (Bangladeshi Ministry of Commerce)Does not exist0
A-2013-01837Dr. Heinz Feldmann’s shipment of the live Ebola and any other viruses and biological materials from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) National Microbiology Lab (NML) to the United States in the Summer of 2008.Does not exist0
A-2013-01882All products, that were created by any of the following bodies: the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat (IASP), the Security and Intelligence Bureau (ISD) Timeframe: October 5, 2013 and October 12, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01883All records by the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat (IASP), the Security and Intelligence Bureau (ISD) and the Foreign Intelligence Division (ISI) that referring to Brazils Ministry of Mines and Energy. Timeframe: April 15, 2012 to August 15, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2013-01884Rules, guideline and procedures from your department related to sharing intelligence with the private sector, or creating intelligence products to directly or indirectly prepare with the private sector. $6 million funding agreement between IPPF and CIDA, signed January 2012.Does not exist0
A-2013-01894$6 million funding agreement between IPPF and CIDA, signed January 2012Disclosed in part2
A-2013-01899Briefing notes, deck presentations and or memos given to the Minister. Timeframe: October 14 to 21, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01901Briefing notes, deck presentations and or memos given to the new Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), Timeframe: October 14, 2013 to October 21, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01904The money spent to purchase all of the framed pictures of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, in the offices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Canada, John Baird, from January 1, 2006 to today, October 23, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01906All of the money spent to date to change the name of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, from July 2013 to today, October 23, 2013.Disclosed in part84
A-2013-01909Documentation, which indicates all Appointment Term and Casual employees by this institution in the National Capital Region under the terms of the Public Service Employment Act. Timeframe: September 2013.All disclosed3
A-2013-01918The official job descriptions of all positions in the Corporate Security division at HQ and the current mandate and/or protocol and the index of the post orders of Corporate Security in HQ.All disclosed353
A-2013-01929Budget for the Canadian embassy in Manila for 2011, 2012 and 2013; the budget for the Canadian embassy in Tokyo for 2011 and 2012; the budget for the Canadian embassy in Seoul for 2012 and 2013.All disclosed2
A-2013-01935Documents available about a mission to Honduras for the creation of Special Development Regions (REDs) where Senator Gerry St. Germain participated in July 2011.Does not exist0
A-2013-01957All briefing notes prepared for the Minister regarding Candu Energy, the sale of new Candu reactors, and the possible use of export development credits. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to November 5, 2013.Does not exist0