Regulatory Stock Review Plan: 2019 to 2029: review of the Access to Information Regulations

Title or working title of regulatory initiative

Review of the Access to Information Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Access to Information Act


Review of regulations to align with legislative review


The last review of these regulations was driven by the need to eliminate all search and preparation fees, and to give institutions clear authority to require adequate identification from requesters to ensure that they have a right, under the Access to Information Act, to access the information or records they are requesting, including personal information. This review is associated with the department’s Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2029.

The next review would be driven by Bill C‑58, which is currently before the Senate. If the bill is passed, the first 5‑year review of the Access to Information Act would be required to begin within 1 year of the bill’s receiving royal assent. The Access to Information Regulations would be reviewed after the review of the act to ensure that they align with any changes made to the act.

Date of last review or amendment (year)

Initiated in 2018

Targeted start for review (year)


Departmental contact

Ruth Naylor
Executive Director, Information and Privacy Policy Division
Office of the Chief Information Officer

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