Ministerial Transition Material

This transition material was prepared for the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

Ministerial Briefing Book

Access to Information and Privacy

The Access to Information Act is one way by which Canadian citizens, people who live in Canada, and corporations present in Canada can access federal government records that are not of a personal nature.

The Privacy Act is one way by which Canadian citizens or other people present in Canada can access federal government records that contain their personal information.

Proactive Disclosure

The Government of Canada is working hard to enhance the role of Parliament and the proactive disclosure of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, their government and public sector officials to account.

To this end, the government announced the mandatory publication on departmental websites of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials; contracts entered into by the Government of Canada for amounts over $10,000 (with only limited exceptions such as national security); the reclassification of positions; and, grants and contributions awards over $25,000. Departments must also make available all reports for audits and evaluations that they perform.

The following reports are available. Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act is not included.

For information about proactive disclosure at all Government of Canada institutions, please visit tbsProactive Disclosure on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's site.

Summary of briefing note titles addressed to the President and the Minister

Summaries of briefing note titles are available from the Government of Canada's Open Government portal. They are made available on the portal within 30 calendar days after the end of each month. Summaries are available for any Government of Canada institution that is subject to the Access to Information Act.

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