Summaries of Access to Information Act Completed Requests

March 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-2010-00400
(Former DFAIT)
All briefing notes, memos, QP notes or communication products prepared for the Minister of Foreign Affairs or senior staff with regard to the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Gatineau, QC in April, 2010. Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010.Disclosed in part323
A-2011-01273
(Former DFAIT)
All correspondence, including but not limited to - briefing notes, letters, emails and reports - internal and external of staff of the Embassy of Canada in Washington related to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Timeframe: August 24, 2011 to August 31, 2011.Disclosed in part428
A-2011-01274
(Former DFAIT)
All correspondence, including but not limited to - briefing notes, letters, emails and reports - internal and external of staff of the Embassy of Canada in Washington related to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Timeframe: August 17, 2011 to August 23, 2011.Disclosed in part296
A-2011-01450
(Former DFAIT)
All records analysed by former deputy minister Len Edwards regarding a possible expansion of Canada’s military role in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). Timeframe: January 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010.Disclosed in part82
A-2011-01452
(Former DFAIT)
All Briefing Notes and Memos submitted to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: November 7, 2011 to November 18, 2011.Disclosed in part136
A-2011-01498
(Former DFAIT)
All records concerning the provision of arms to the Libyan rebels and the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC). Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to November 18, 2011.Disclosed in part290
A-2011-01512
(Former DFAIT)
Memos, reports (e.g. status reports), communications to Deputy Minister and/or Minister regarding poppy eradication efforts made by DFAIT in Afghanistan for 2007.Disclosed in part154
A-2011-01516
(Former DFAIT)
Memos, reports (e.g. status reports), communications to Deputy Minister and/or Minister regarding poppy eradication efforts made by DFAIT in Afghanistan for 2008.Disclosed in part167
A-2011-01517
(Former DFAIT)
Memos, reports (e.g. status reports), communications to Deputy Minister and/or Minister regarding poppy eradication efforts made by DFAIT in Afghanistan for 2009.Disclosed in part141
A-2011-01585
(Former DFAIT)
All records including but not limited to reports, studies and briefing notes on the mental health and well-being of Canadian civil servants in Kabul, Afghanistan before the posting of July, 2011.Disclosed in part236
A-2011-01890
(Former DFAIT)
All records concerning the Prime Minister's visit to China in February 2012. Timeframe: July 1, 2011 to January 11, 2012.Disclosed in part38
A-2011-02203
(Former DFAIT)
Emails sent and received by Marie-Josée Charbonneau. Timeframe: January 19, 2012 to January 21, 2012.Disclosed in part214
A-2011-02220
(Former DFAIT)
All records, including emails, relating to the conclusion of the negotiations for the Canada - China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. Timeframe: January 16, 2012 to February 8, 2012.Disclosed in part88
A-2012-00048
(Former DFAIT)
All materials analyzing the performance of the Haiti Task Force. Timeframe: September 13, 2011 to April 5, 2012.Does not exist0
A-2012-00156
(Former DFAIT)
All documents on the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development held by Associate Deputy Minister Gerald Cossette and Assistant Deputy Minister Keith Christie. Timeframe: February 1, 2012 to April 17, 2012.Disclosed in part109
A-2012-00269
(Former DFAIT)
Briefing notes, memoranda, and question period notes sent to or from the assistant deputy minister level and above regarding China's interest in Canadian energy resources. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to April 31, 2012.Disclosed in part10
A-2012-00349
(Former DFAIT)
Records concerning any alteration in how Canada plans to approach its negotiations towards potential UN Arms Trade Treaty, compared against positions taken at the last prep comm meeting. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to May 4, 2012.Disclosed in part23
A-2012-00364
(Former DFAIT)
All records which have been shared with non-governmental stakeholders concerning the Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation. Timeframe: December 1, 2011 to May 24, 2012.Disclosed in part95
A-2012-01656
(Former DFAIT)
Records related to policy documents, discussion papers, memorandums and/or briefing notes discussing the issue of the use of internet filtering technology in the Middle East countries.Disclosed in part205
A-2012-02344
(Former DFAIT)
All records concerning policy or procedure under which the DFAIT is to share information or evidence with, or treat information or evidence provided by or origination from Kazakhstan.Does not exist0
A-2012-02355
(Former DFAIT)
Access to all records of David Mallette concerning “Kaztomprom”.Disclosed in part23
A-2012-02615
(Former DFAIT)
Documents pertaining to Brazil prepared for the 2000-2012 Organization of American States annual General Assembly meetings and Summit of the Americas meetings.Disclosed in part42
A-2012-02982
(Former DFAIT)
All emails and BlackBerry PINs sent or received by the deputy minister of International Trade regarding the Canada-European Union free-trade negotiations (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to January 22, 2013.Disclosed in part30
A-2012-03119
(Former DFAIT)
Action memo #00892-2012: Approval of terms and conditions for the payment of assessed contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat.Disclosed in part12
A-2012-03385
(Former DFAIT)
Reports concerning the closure of the Embassy of Iran in Ottawa. Timeframe: September 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2012-03540
(Former DFAIT)
Documents pertaining to a Nov. 13, 2012 reception held at the official residence of the New York consul general at which economist David Rosenberg spoke.Disclosed in part433
A-2012-03546
(Former DFAIT)
Records related to A) Foreign Affairs’ monitoring of North Korea’s nuclear technology and weaponry capacities and initiatives, and trying to assist international efforts to avoid military conflict, and; B) Foreign Affairs’ active unpublished efforts at dialogue with North Korea and on North Korean issues of interest to Canada. Timeframe: October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013.Disclosed in part369
A-2013-00150
(Former DFAIT)
All e-mails sent or received by Alain Tellier. Timeframe: June 1, 2011 to April 8, 2013.Disclosed in part85
A-2013-00153
(Former DFAIT)
All e-mails sent or received by Alexandre Drago. Timeframe: June 1, 2011 to April 8, 2013.Disclosed in part115
A-2013-00486
(Former DFAIT)
Information relating to the meetings of the Arctic Council’s Oil Spill Preparedness and Response (OSPR) Task Force, and the Emergency Prevention and Preparedness Response (EPPR) team.Disclosed in part79
A-2013-00509
(Former DFAIT)
Any discussion of support for infrastructural investment in Ecuador. Timeframe: February 1, 2009 to May 1, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-00545
(Former DFAIT)
Security related policies, procedures and technical guidelines.Disclosed in part420
A-2013-00629
(Former DFAIT)
Provide all 2012 and 2013 communications regarding Consular Agency of Canada in Oaxaca, concerning the activities of Canadian mining firm, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., as well as its subsidiary in Mexico, Compania Minera Cuzcatlan S.A. de C.V. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-00731
(Former DFAIT)
All records regarding Fredericka Gregory’s statement to the OSCE on January 14, 2010.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-00735
(Former DFAIT)
Records relating to the interventions at the OSCE by Canada regarding Kazakhstan. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to June 6, 2013.Disclosed in part26
A-2013-00906Records or correspondence, calls, conferences, meetings between Minister Baird and Iranian opposition Groups. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to June 1, 2013.Disclosed in part18
A-2013-00993Records related to establishing an offshore Yuan trading hub in Canada. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to July 12, 2013.Disclosed in part29
A-2013-01037Copy of any briefing book/binder prepared for the minister of International Trade who was reappointed in the cabinet shuffle on July 15, 2013.Disclosed in part279
A-2013-01040All documents received or generated by the Canadian embassy in the UAE regarding the operations of Research in Motion in that country. Timeframe: July 1, 2010 to November 1, 2010.Disclosed in part10
A-2013-01061The briefing book/binder prepared in advance of the cabinet shuffle on July 15, 2013 for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Trade.Disclosed in part497
A-2013-01111Latest ministerial briefing book prepared for the Minister of International Trade in the event there was a change of minister in the July cabinet shuffle.Disclosed in part279
A-2013-01141Briefing notes prepared for the Minister of International Trade: 00239-2013, 00828-2013, 00314-2013 and 03998-2012.Disclosed in part16
A-2013-01221The briefing/transition binder for Ed Fast, prepared for him as he continues his role as Trade Minister as a result of the July 15, 2013 cabinet shuffle.Disclosed in part279
A-2013-01251A list of all briefing notes, information memos, action memos and speaking notes prepared for the International Development Minister. Timeframe: February 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013.Disclosed in part9
A-2013-01286All documents surrounding the production of a briefing note for MINA — Product #01075-2013 — Letter to CMAG highlighting Canadian understanding on Sri Lanka.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-01302All memos to MINA related to the situation in Syria and surrounding countries. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to August 1, 2013.Disclosed in part14
A-2013-01312Briefing note for MINA — Product #00399-2013 — Strategic Assessment of International Police Deployments through the Canadian Police Arrangement.Disclosed in part17
A-2013-01485The detailed evaluation scores pertaining to the Agriteam Inc.’s proposal for CIDA SEL 2013-A-033388-01 Vietnam Skills for Employment Project (VSEP).Disclosed in part6
A-2013-01634All records related to meetings between the Minister and the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Timeframe: May 15, 2013 to September 24, 2013.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-01692Final versions of memos, briefing notes, background and positions papers prepared for the Foreign Affairs or Trade Ministers on the federal government's position on the Gérin-Lajoie doctrine. Timeframe: January 1, 1994 to October 1, 2013.Disclosed in part258
A-2013-01708All records produced by Canadian Embassy in Washington related to the Pebble Mine project in Alaska. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part95
A-2013-01714Any documents, including agendas, backgrounders, briefing notes and minutes, pertaining to meetings or written communications with representatives from AltaGas Ltd. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to October 2, 2013.Disclosed in part193
A-2013-01896Question Period Cards and materials for Ministers of Parliamentary Secretaries. Timeframe: October 16, 2013 to October 21, 2013.Disclosed in part11
A-2013-01987All final reports that would show how the Government of Canada has financially supported Haiti pursuant to the earthquake in January 2010.Disclosed in part531
A-2013-02004All records related to the selling of official residences abroad (Europe) and move to cheaper ones as outlined in the 2012 budget. Timeframe: January 2012 to November 8, 2013.Disclosed in part30
A-2013-02019All briefing material, reports, action memos, minutes and analyses prepared for the foreign affairs minister's trip to Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania in May 2013, as well as follow-up notes.Disclosed in part65
A-2013-02035Briefing notes and presentations provided to the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of State in 2011 regarding the Fukushima nuclear accident.Disclosed in part36
A-2013-02037Memoranda, briefs, ministerial correspondence related to the Embalse nuclear station. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 and November 1, 2013.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2013-02063Action memoranda for the Minister No: 02202-2013, 02541-2013, 02527-2013, Information memorandum for the Minister No: 02411-2013.Disclosed in part31
A-2013-02064Action memorandum for the Minister No: 02385-2013, Information memoranda for the Minister No: 02229-2013, 02397-2013Disclosed in part15
A-2013-02073Briefing notes, talking points, communications plans related to Canada's position regarding Russia's anti-gay legislation. Timeframe: June 1, 2013 to November 1, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-02084Awards given under the “Instant Awards” program by DFATD. Timeframe: January 1, 2006 to November 21, 2013.Disclosed in part1260
A-2013-02100All records relating to any and all visits by Minister Joe Oliver to China during November 2011. Timeframe: February 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.Disclosed in part53
A-2013-02101Briefing document pertaining to supply management as it relates to the Canada-Europe free trade agreement. Timeframe: May 1, 2013 to November 25, 2013.Disclosed in part23
A-2013-02123A list of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister of International Development. Timeframe: August 1, 2013 to November 12, 2013.Disclosed in part8
A-2013-02233All final narrative reports associated with the listed projects GPSF-09-085, 091; GPSF-10-101, 102, 103, 112, 121, 135; GPSF-11-067.Disclosed in part270
A-2013-02236A list of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: August 16, 2013 to August 31, 2013.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-02239A list of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Timeframe: September 16, 2013 to September 30, 2013.All disclosed2
A-2013-02268Final versions of briefing notes, memos and letters, prepared by Foreign Affairs officials in Ottawa pertaining to the Keystone XL pipeline. Timeframe: August 1, 2013 to December 11, 2013.Disclosed in part28
A-2013-02271Documentation related to SNC-Lavalin’s meetings with the following deputy and assistant deputy ministers: Paul Rochon, Ian Burney, Simon Kennedy, Paul Sampson, Susan Bincoletto, David Morris, Kerry Buck, Dan Costello & Nadir Patel. Timeframe: September 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-02324All documents (exclude emails and drafts) related to the implementation and evaluation of the (formerly CIDA) project number S065170-001 entitled Building Collaboration for Sustainable Economic Growth.Disclosed in part93
A-2013-02339Briefing notes, memos and reports related to opportunities for Canadian companies in the energy and mining sectors in Brazil. Timeframe: January 1 2013 to June 30, 2013.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-02376Briefing notes for Minister Leona Aglukkaq regarding the May 2013 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden; Briefing notes for Patrick Borbey regarding the May 2013 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden.Disclosed in part130
A-2013-02377All Records (including but not limited to emails and other correspondence, minutes, briefing notes, reports) related to meetings and communications between Canadian Officials and advisory panel members on the Global Market Action Plan.Does not exist0
A-2013-02431Access to all briefing materials, speaking points and meeting notes prepared by Foreign Affairs Canada for the meeting of The Honourable Mr. John Baird and Icelandic Foreign Minister Sveinsson. Disclosed in part6
A-2013-02551Specific records related to ACCBP project with UNODC re: Port intelligence development units re: human smuggling in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia.Disclosed in part118
A-2013-02570Final report on the investigation by local hires at the Canadian Embassy in Denmark from August 2012.Disclosed in part37
A-2013-02614All memos, reports and documents provided to the office of the minister of International Development regarding funding for abortions by children forced into marriage or victims of wartime rape. Timeframe: August 15, 2013, to October 1, 2013.All disclosed5
A-2013-02615All memos, reports and documents provided to the office of the minister of International Development regarding funding for abortions by children forced into marriage or victims of wartime rape. Timeframe: October 1, 2013, to January 1, 2014.All disclosed4
A-2013-02618Reports, memos and documents provided to the office of the minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to Israel. Timeframe: November 15, 2013, to January 8, 2014.Disclosed in part45
A-2013-02620Final versions of briefing notes provided to the offices of the deputy minister and minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the Olympic Games in Sochi. Timeframe: September 1, 2013, to January 8, 2014.Disclosed in part27
A-2013-02638Latest report concerning Canada's Direct Diplomacy team that has not been published yet, including draft copies.Does not exist0
A-2013-02674Final document, if applicable, or the most recent, up-to-date draft of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Organizational Project Management Capacity Assessment to the TBS. Timeframe: January 1, 2012, to January 21, 2014.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2013-02695List of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the International Development Minister. Timeframe: December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part2
A-2013-02697A list of all briefing notes, memos, presentations and reports addressed to the International Trade Minister. Timeframe: December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-02716All updates prepared for MINA on the PAFSO labour dispute. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part4
A-2013-02717Product No. 01727-2013: Canada Day Events — Countries not to be invited.Disclosed in part6
A-2013-02736Jo-Ann Purcell’s correspondence. Timeframe: February 14, 2013, between 2:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-02775Procedure for posting publications on social networks, such as tweets, and reports assessing the effectiveness of using the social media that the department uses. Timeframe: June 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.All disclosed538
A-2013-02802All records of significant policy advice, guidance or decisions from senior management to the unit in charge of FSD claims and requests from employees regarding the interpretation and implementation on private tutoring. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to September 30, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02804All correspondence regarding replacing the term human rights defenders with civil society. Timeframe: January 1, 2014 to February 6, 2014.Does not exist0
A-2013-02805All records of significant policy advice, guidance or decisions from senior management to the unit in charge of FSD claims and requests from employees regarding the interpretation about PMVs shipped. Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to September 30, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02830All records related to DMT's meeting with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute on September 23, 2013.Disclosed in part126
A-2013-02835All records related to TCS FDI attraction results for FY 2012/13.All disclosed29
A-2013-02836Final versions of records (excluding emails) prepared for DMT related to the Infrastructure Advisory Board. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.Disclosed in part64
A-2013-02838First drafts and final versions of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor's quarterly reports for 2012 and 2013.Disclosed in part31
A-2013-02845Records related to doc. no. 0624-2013: briefing note for DMT: Pharmaceutical patents in the CETA and TPP.Does not exist0
A-2013-02848All records related to doc. no. 02841-2013: briefing note for MINT: Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Number of Canadian Exporters.Disclosed in part21
A-2013-02853Final records related to Canadian Commercial Corporation support for SNC Lavalin, including but not limited to the hospital construction project in Trinidad and Tobago.Disclosed in part15
A-2013-02855All records related to doc. no. 02674-2013: briefing note for MINT: Trans-Pacific Partnership.Disclosed in part3
A-2013-02871Report of statistics including all cases of Canadian born children which were abducted to India by one of their biological parents, since 1990.All disclosed1
A-2013-02882The share of the cheese import quota allocated to each of the historical holders and their actual use of the quota. Timeframe: 2009 to 2013.Disclosed in part10
A-2013-02900Final versions of all records related to the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and the Coalition Youth Delegation in relation to United Nations Climate Change Summits (UNFCCC). Timeframe: January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013.Does not exist0
A-2013-02903All communications with the fossil fuel industry and fossil fuel industry representatives related to Arctic Council work on oil pollution prevention. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014.Does not exist0
A-2013-02907The most recent version of the agenda for the March meeting of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife.Nothing disclosed (exemption)0
A-2013-02908Organizational chart, with a full list of names and positions and work plans, for all staff working on Arctic Council projects.All disclosed1
A-2013-02998Information regarding problems or complaints concerning visa delays for athletes traveling to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including, but not limited to, emails, briefing notes to the minister, memos and meeting minutes. Timeframe: October 1, 2013 to February 26, 2014.Does not exist0
A-2013-03028The 1991 trial observation report of Brendan McGivern, the Canadian observer to the trial of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan.Disclosed in part11
A-2013-03049Documents showing the number of Canadians arrested for acts of a sexual nature against minors while travelling in foreign countries, and the country where the events took place. Timeframe: January 1, 2000, to March 4, 2014.Disclosed in part1
A-2013-03056Statistics showing the abductions of infants and children aged between 1 day and 10 years during trips by Canadians in foreign countries. Timeframe: January 1, 2000, to March 4, 2014.Does not exist0