Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

February 2014

Table 1: Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests
Request NumberSummaryDispositionPages Released
A-2010-02424
(Former DFAIT)
All records from Foreign Affairs and International Trade that originated in Ottawa, including emails, discussing the Honduran coup, Manuel Zelaya, Roberto Micheletti and Porfirio Lobo. Timeframe: June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.Disclosed in part560
A-2011-00493
(Former DFAIT)
Emails at DFAIT HQ at the DG level or higher about the Rotterdam Convention conference (June 20-24, 2011) and chrysotle asbestos. Timeframe: March 1, 2011 to June 27, 2011.Disclosed in part30
A-2011-01931
(Former DFAIT)
All memos, reports and briefing notes prepared for the Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade relating to the MV Sun Sea, which arrived in British Columbia on August 13, 2010. Timeframe: June 1, 2010 to June 1, 2011.Disclosed in part299
A-2011-02009
(Former DFAIT)
Recent policy papers, memoranda and briefing notes to ADM, DM, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, related to a foreign policy review. Timeframe: September 2011 to January 2012.Disclosed in part28
A-2011-02264
(Former DFAIT)
Delegation selection for the fourth United Nations Preparatory Committee meeting on the creation of a legally binding International Arms Trade Treaty.Disclosed in part32
A-2012-00531
(Former DFAIT)
Emails and reports containing discussion of Panama's mining policy. Timeframe: January 2011 to May 1, 2012.Disclosed in part110
A-2012-01651
(Former DFAIT)
All drafts for the Foreign Policy Plan (FPP) created for the foreign affairs minister.Nothing disclosed (excluded)0
A-2012-02447
(Former DFAIT)
Emails and presentation decks sent/received by the deputy minister of International Trade regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Timeframe: October 1 to 31, 2012.Disclosed in part17
A-2012-02618
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing binder and report related to the Official visit to Brazil in March 2009.Disclosed in part290
A-2012-03131
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing product no. 02415-2012: Action memorandum: Accessing the Crisis Pool of the IAE for Sahel.Nothing disclosed (excluded)0
A-2013-00496
(Former DFAIT)
All briefing material to the ADM level and above from the diplomatic personnel for Canada in the United Nations offices in Geneva specifically regarding cyber security issues.Disclosed in part17
A-2013-00789
(Former DFAIT)
All records of the Embassy of Canada to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa RE: to Devonshire Initiative and the University of Ottawa initiatives, management, personnel and general dealing in Congo. Timeframe: January 2007 to June 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-01043List of all activities funded by DFAIT’s the CTCB program.Disclosed in part32
A-2013-01060Briefing book/binder prepared for the new Minister of International Development and Minister of La Francophonie who was appointed in the cabinet shuffle on July 15, 2013.Disclosed in part407
A-2013-01137The transition/briefing binder for Christian Paradis compiled for him when he was shuffled into the role of Minister for International Development, replacing Julian Fantino.Disclosed in part243
A-2013-01145Briefing Notes: 00923-2013: Beijing HOM letter; 00180-2013: Strategic Planning for China; 00040-2013: Strategy for Engaging China’s New Leadership; 00014-2013: Dinner with Ambassador of China to Canada; 00303-2013: Admitting new members to APEC.Disclosed in part27
A-2013-01146Briefing notes: 03782-2012 00616-2013 00377-2013 00029-2013 00698-2013Disclosed in part33
A-2013-01584Drafts and completed investigations that DFATD has conducted in any way regarding prostitutes or escorts, and any Canada-Based Staff or Locally-engaged Staff. Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to September 17, 2013.Disclosed in part154
A-2013-01620MINA briefing note 03981-2012 and 03447-2012 – Grenade importation.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-01627Documents related to meetings between Associate Deputy Minister Gerald Cossette and Assistant Deputy Minister Kerry Buck with Costa Rican Vice Minister for Security, Marcela Chacon, in Ottawa June 4, 2012.Disclosed in part22
A-2013-01663All records related to meeting by CAPP rep(s) and French ambassador L. Cannon. Timeframe: June 1, 2013.Disclosed in part10
A-2013-01744Departmental communications regarding the provision of “menstrual regulation” or abortion services by the International Planned Parenthood Federations affiliate in Bangladesh.Disclosed in part47
A-2013-01771Briefing notes, reports, presentations, and memoranda prepared for the minister regarding an upcoming visit to Canada by James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous peoples. Timeframe March 1, 2013 to October 11, 2013.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-01817All briefing materials and QP cards on ballast-water requirements under consideration in the United States and the potential impact such regulations would have on Canada’s shipping industry. Timeframe: February 20, 2010 to October 5, 2013.Disclosed in part23
A-2013-01828Memorandums of Understanding, between the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) and DFATD. Timeframe: 2009 to October 21, 2013.Disclosed in part21
A-2013-01895All briefing on transition books for the new Minister of International Cooperation. Timeframe: July 10, 2013 to July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part243
A-2013-02009Briefing material, reports, action memos, agendas, minutes and analyses prepared for the foreign affairs minister in relation to Canada’s future hosting of the ICAO in Montreal. Timeframe: April 01, 2013 to June 15, 2013.Disclosed in part45
A-2013-02011All records related to the creation of the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development. Timeframe: November 1, 2012 to November 8, 2013.Disclosed in part434
A-2013-02036The Strategic Environmental Assessment to Canada’s Approach to Current and Future Nuclear Cooperation Agreements.Disclosed in part13
A-2013-02062Action memoranda for the Minister No:  02074-2013 02518-2013 02248-2013 02436-2013 02418-2013.   Meeting Note No: 02339-2013.Disclosed in part24
A-2013-02069Contribution Agreement between the department and the University of Toronto for the $230,074 grant on May 7, 2013.Disclosed in part33
A-2013-02094Emails transmitting briefing notes and/or memoranda from the office of the Deputy Minister to the office of the Minister. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.All disclosed83
A-2013-02118Information Memo for DM (Trade) – TransPacific Partnership Negotiations – Doc #1404-2013.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2013-02120List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the International Development Minister. Timeframe: August 1, 2013 to November 12, 2013.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-02121List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Foreign Affairs Minister. Timeframe: August 1, 2013 to November 12, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2013-02125List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: August 1, 2013 to August 15, 2013.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-02197Lobbying by the WWF on funding for the Partnerships with Canadians Branch of CIDA as outlined in the WWF's report to the Commissioner of Lobbying.Disclosed in part14
A-2013-02226All records pertaining to governing or extending the British-United States Communications Intelligence Agreement (now known as the UKUSA Agreement, also referred to as the Five Eyes Agreement.Does not exist0
A-2013-02227Policy documents at DG level on sexual harassment. Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to November 28, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02237List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: September 1 to 15, 2013.All disclosed2
A-2013-02238List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: October 1 to 15, 2013.All disclosed1
A-2013-02240List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: November 1 to 12, 2013.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-02241List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (Foreign Affairs). Timeframe: October 16 to 31, 2013.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-02254All e-mails and correspondence between the department and the Canadian Consulate in Boston, Massachusetts related to the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line. Timeframe: November 1, 2012 to December 12, 2013.Disclosed in part58
A-2013-02255Contract with Indent Communications Ltd. (your reference number 380295211-7302231), all correspondence or reports related to this contract, and all work produced pursuant to this contract in whatever medium.Disclosed in part129
A-2013-02269All documents and correspondence provided to Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) regarding the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. Timeframe: September 1, 2013 to December 4, 2013.All disclosed9
A-2013-02272Documents produced by Department staff provided to Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) related to her meeting with Cameco in September, 2013.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-02275All documents and correspondence provided to or produced by Canadian consulate general Richard Bale regarding India’s nuclear liability act in 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-02319Ministerial BN and memos prepared for and sent to and from ADM level and above, all email headers sent to and from CSR counsellor relating to the functionality of the office of extractive-sector CSR Counsellor. Timeframe: June 1, 2013 to October 30, 2013.Disclosed in part46
A-2013-02325All documents related to the implementation and evaluation of the (formerly CIDA) project number A034585-001 entitled Prevention of Conflicts over the Use of Natural Resources.Disclosed in part60
A-2013-02328Final versions of BN and memos prepared for and sent to/from the ADM level and above, and internal correspondence in response to external groups calling for establishment of an extractive-sector Ombudsman. Timeframe: September 1,2013 to December 20 2013.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-02336Ministerial briefing notes and memos prepared for and sent to and from assistant deputy minister level and above relating to the hiring of a new extractive-sector CSR Counsellor. Timeframe: September 1, 2013 to January 21, 2014.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-02341GOC activities in the region of which Brazil is part, presentations that speak to areas of opportunity in different sectors and countries. Timeframe: January 2012 to May 2012.Disclosed in part167
A-2013-02374Communications products and BN related to DFATD HQ interaction with foreign consulates based in Canada whose home countries have no rep in Ottawa. Timeframe: June 2011 to December 18, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02471A list of all call-ups or contracts for THS and TBIPS Task Base SO and SA from former DFAIT. Timeframe: Q1 to Q3 of 2013/14.All disclosed12
A-2013-02552The IGC Master Project List for the summary of activities on projects related to the Anti-Crime Capacity Building program for 2011 - 2013.Disclosed in part38
A-2013-02566Memos, assessments, reports, cables, produced at Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., on the 2014 U.S. midterm elections and the possible policy implications for Canada - either nationally or on a state-by-state basis.All disclosed4
A-2013-02567Incidents wherein DFAIT found Canadian companies to have broken trade embargoes. Timeframe: January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02569A list of violent acts and/or murders of Canadians reported to Foreign Affairs and Canadians arrested in foreign countries. Timeframe: January 01, 2012 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part87
A-2013-02602Statistics from 2000-2013 on total education sector aid:  1) annual;  2) by country (annual);  3) disaggregated by sub-sector (annual)  4) disaggregated by sub-sector for Afghanistan, Sudan and Colombia and; 5) disaggregated by region (annual)All disclosed5
A-2013-02607Emails related to the visit of Minister Baird to Los Angeles (on or about December 31, 2013). Timeframe September 1, 2013 to January 12, 2014.Does not exist0
A-2013-02644Detailed receipts and reimbursement documents for the Hon. John Baird's trip to the Halifax International Security Forum. Timeframe: November 22 to 24, 2013.Disclosed in part16
A-2013-02651Detailed organizational charts, level of positions and names of incumbent for the following DCD bureau Divisions: DCD, DCC, DCB, DCL, DCP.All disclosed5
A-2013-02655Previously released ATIPs by DFATD on Canada-US discourse concerning arms inspections and sanctions against Iraq during the period of the Desert Fox bombings. Timeframe: January 1, 1998 to November 30, 2011.Does not exist0
A-2013-02656Listing by ATIP request number, of all previously released ATIPs by DFATD on The International Criminal Court. TImeframe: January 1, 1998 to November 30, 2011.All disclosed1
A-2013-02657Listing by request number, all previously released ATIPs by DFATD (formerly DFAIT) on The 1997 Land Mines Treaty (anti-personnel) signed in Ottawa. Timeframe: January 1, 1998 to November 30, 2011.Does not exist0
A-2013-02687Total operating budget for your DFADT and Information around Strategic and Operating Review. Timeframe: fiscal years 2009/10 until 2013/14.All disclosed2
A-2013-02690Vehicle rental, lease purchase and related vehicle expenses related to Canada's participation in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-02699All briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister (International Trade) in December 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02701All records related to the anti-leak strategy referenced in product number 01388- 2013: Memo to the DM: Anti-leak strategy.Disclosed in part124
A-2013-02704Product Number 01379-2013: Canada's State of Trade —Options for 2013.All disclosed3
A-2013-02707All records related to product number 01782-2013: Policy on accommodating the Sikh Kirpan at missions.Disclosed in part7
A-2013-02851All records related to doc. no. 02636-2013: briefing note for MINT: Resignation of Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor Marketa Evans.Disclosed in part11
A-2013-01747Reports, studies, assessments, research, analyses and/or invoice produced by the targeted firms.Disclosed in part74
A-2013-02114All records concerning Ambassador Jean-Pierre Blackburn’s expenses. Timeframe: February 8, 2012, to November 26, 2013.Disclosed in part733
A-2013-02267List of persons met by Ambassador Andrew Bennett since he took up his position on February 19, 2013.Disclosed in part373
A-2013-02616Response to media questions concerning the funding of abortions for women, children or rape victims sent. Timeframe: September 15, 2013, to October 15, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2013-02617All emails concerning the response to media questions about a demonstration (chrysotile) in front of the Minister of International Development’s riding office sent. Timeframe: November 10, 2013, to November 25, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02619All emails concerning the response to media questions about the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to Israel sent. Timeframe: January 1, 2014, to January 10, 2014.Disclosed in part22
A-2013-02621All records received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ office concerning SNC-Lavalin. Timeframe: August 1, 2013, to November 1, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02622All financial records concerning the destruction of the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ business cards, and the reprinting of cards for him, produced. Timeframe: July 20, 2013, to October 1, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02808List of suppliers, including those who obtained contracts from your department and who are former public servants receiving a pension under the PSSA. Timeframe: April 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.All disclosed4