Access to Information and Privacy - Crown Corporations
|Overview||Travel and Hospitality Expenses||Reclassification of Positions||Reports tabled in Parliament||FAQs|
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For questions related to the Access to Information Act, Bill C-58, or is more broad in focus, please email the IPPD Inbox.
What is Proactive Publication?
The government is committed to raising the bar for openness and transparency and is taking steps to become “open by default,” by sharing an ever increasing amount of government data and information with Canadians.
To support that commitment, a new part of the Access to Information Act requires institutions to proactively publish specific information known to be of interest to the public, to provide greater transparency and accountability for the use of public funds. These changes put into law proactive disclosure practices previously only covered by federal policy, and introduce important new publication requirements that apply the Access to Information Act to a wider range of organizations.
What are the requirements for Crown corporations?
|Legislative Requirement||Proposed Deadline in Bill C-58|
|Travel expenses of senior officers or employees||within 30 days after the end of the month of reimbursement|
|Hospitality expenses of senior officers or employees||within 30 days after the end of the month of reimbursement|
|Reports tabled in Parliament||within 30 days after tabling|
In addition, Crown corporations and wholly-owned subsidiaries listed in Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act, including the Canadian Dairy Commission, must publish position reclassifications within 30 days after the end of the quarter.
Guidance for Publication to open.canada.ca
- Process Mapping Template
- Message sent to the ATI Community
- The Updated ATIA: What You Need to Know
- Bill C-58 – First things Crowns need to know about Parts 1 and 2
- Fact sheets and News release
- The Updated ATIA: Understanding how the new authorities apply
ATIP Implementation Notice 2020-01: Guidance on delays resulting from measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
This is to share with you the attached guidance concerning potential delays in processing access to information and personal information requests and in fulfilling proactive publication requirements under Part 2 of the Access to Information Act as a result of the extraordinary workplace measures are in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect federal employees and the public.
TBS will also post the notices reproduced below on the ATIP Online Request Service website and on the proactive publication section of the Open Government Portal. Institutions may wish to post similar notices on their websites, for the benefit of requesters and those interested in your institutions’ proactively published information.
For ATIP Coordinators with Crown Corporations within their portfolio, we ask that you share this Implementation Notice with the Crown corporations.
Questions or comments can be sent to TBS IPPD generic inbox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know if there is anything that we can help with, and I hope that you and your families remain well. Many thanks – Ruth
Notice on ATIP Online Request Service website: Possible delays in treating your request
Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, our ability to respond to requests within the timelines mandated by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act may be affected by the exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of Canadians. Access to information and personal information requests received from the public continue to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to respond to requests, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.
Notice on proactive publication website: Possible delays in proactive publication of information
Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, the Government of Canada’s ability to meet timelines for proactive publication may be affected by the current circumstances and exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of our employees. As a result there may be delays in the proactive publication of information during this period. Making government information available to Canadians proactively continues to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to meet the timelines for the proactive disclosure of government information, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.
Download: COVID-19 ATIP Implementation Notice EN.pdf