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In accordance with the Access to Information Act, the government proactively publishes titles and reference numbers of memoranda received by ministers and deputy heads.
Briefing note titles may be partially or fully redacted in accordance with the legislation; for example, if the titles contain information related to national security, personal information, or Cabinet confidences. Learn more about exemptions and exclusions.
If you find a title of interest, you may make an access to information request in order to obtain the records.
In accordance with Appendix B of the Policies for Ministers’ Offices, the government proactively publishes the use of government administrative aircraft. This includes use of all Challenger aircrafts.
National Defence will make information on the use of administrative aircraft available to the public on a monthly basis to include:
- the name of the minister requesting the aircraft
- the date(s) of trips and the location(s) visited
- the name(s) of the passenger(s)
- the purpose of the trip(s)
- the number of hours flown.
Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act …
The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) offers federal public sector employees and other persons a secure and confidential process for the disclosure of serious wrongdoing in the workplace, as well as protection against reprisal.
Information to which public access is provided must describe: the wrongdoing, including the identity of the person found to have committed it if necessary in order to describe the wrongdoing adequately; the recommendations, if any, set out in any report made to the chief executive; and any corrective action taken by the chief executive or the reasons why no corrective action was taken.
All institutions subject to the Access to Information Act are required to post summaries of completed access to information (ATI) requests within thirty calendar days after the end of each month.
Download a dataset of Completed Access to Information Request Summaries from federal institutions below.
Requests focusing on personal information or third-party proprietary information are not included in these datasets. Not all federal institutions post their Completed Access to Information Request Summaries on the Open Government Portal and such information is not captured in the datasets.
In addition to the downloadable dataset, a link is available below as a resource …
In accordance with section 4.1.2 of the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, departments are required to disclose the total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences.
This dataset consolidates all the Annual Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences reports submitted by federal institutions.
On February 25, 2004, the government announced the mandatory publication of information concerning the reclassification of positions in the Public Service of Canada.
This dataset provides information on the reclassification of positions by department and agencies on a quarterly basis.
This dataset consolidates quarterly progress for Canada’s 2022-2024 National Action Plan on Open Government
Building a comprehensive data inventory as required by section 6.3 of the Directive on Open Government:
“Establishing and maintaining comprehensive inventories of data and information resources of business value held by the department to determine their eligibility and priority, and to plan for their effective release.”
Creating a data inventory is among the first steps in identifying federal data that is eligible for release. Departmental data inventories has been published on the Open Government portal, Open.Canada.ca, so that Canadians can see what federal data is collected and have the opportunity to indicate what data is of most interest to them, …
Grants and Contributions: All institutions subject to the Policy on Transfer Payments are required to publish reports on Grants and Contributions within the Government of Canada. This dataset consolidates all the Grants and Contributions reports submitted by federal institutions.
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to experimentation, TBS is supporting an inventory of experiments implemented as part of Government of Canada’s programs and services. The main purpose of the inventory is to publicly describe planned and ongoing experiments so as to foster learning and minimize duplication. The preregistration of experiments is also recognized as a good practice that favors transparency and prevents bias and data dredging.