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Access to Information requests processed in

2013 | 2014 | 2015

Access to Information requests process in 2015

Request Number Month Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
A-2014-00003 January All records related to the funding provided by ACOA to the Thinkers’ Lodge (QA # 198317 and 200262) Disclosed in part 841
A-2014-00017 January Provide statistics, broken down by year, on how many current or former ECBC employees were hired, promoted or given a new position without a competitive process from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004. All disclosed  1

Access to Information requests process in 2014

Request Number Month Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
A-2014-0007 December Copies of all records from 2009 to June 4, 2014, dealing with or related to funds expended on the research and development of seal products and markets and of methods of harvesting and processing seals. Disclosed in part 564
A-2014-00009  December  Independent investigation into the conduct of John Lynn.  Disclosed in part 18
A-2014-00011  December Copies of any communications, including e-mails, meeting notes, correspondence, phone logs etc. between Roger Cuzner, his staff or representative and Rick Beaton between 2000 and 2007 Disclosed in part 27
A-2014-00014 December Itemized list of all legal fees paid by ECBC to deal with reports of harassment or inappropriate behavior involving ECBC employees since January 1, 2000. Disclosed in part  3
 A-2014-00031 December   Documents regarding the process to hire a director general of operation for Prince Edward Island, since January 1, 2014. Disclosed in part  223 
A-2014-00004  November  Copy of all records related to the 2006-2007 review of the ECBC mandate classified as advice to the Minister.   Nothing disclosed (excluded)
A-2014-00005 November  Correspondence between the Minister and John Lynn. Disclosed in part  14 
A-2014-00006 November Provide all communications regarding the creation of public statements by the Minister and his staff regarding the Integrity Commissioner investigation on John Lynn made since May 26, 2014. Disclosed in part  55 
A-2014-00025 November Information showing the economic benefit of the Eastern Canada Ferry Services to the Province of PEI, Province of NS, Province of NB, Province of Quebec and Atlantic Canada as a whole each year from 2004 to present.  Disclosed in part
A-2014-00029 November All documentation pertaining to your PSAB Target and Spend for calendar year 2013 and a copy of the 2013 PSAB Performance Report All disclosed  31
A-2014-00012  October  Copies of any correspondence, including e-mails, from Roger Cuzner, his staff or representative, regarding staffing at ECBC between 2000 and 2006.  Does not exist 
A-2014-00030 October For the period of January 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014, please provide copies of all purchase order and call-ups for ink and toner supplies. All disclosed 12
A-2014-00018  September  Copy of all agreements entered into with Northumberland Ferries Limited from 2004 to the present (June 18, 2014).  Nothing disclosed (exempted)   0
A-2014-00028 September A document in XLS, CSU or PDF format with information related to the ACOA employees who completed French language training in 2012 or 2013. Disclosed in part 
A-2014-00032 September A list of all payments made to Lynn Family Holding Ltd. by either ACOA or Enterprise Cape Breton Corp since January 1, 2007 to August 15, 2014. No records exist  0
August    Nothing to report.     
A-2014-00001 July All documents pertaining to funding for 7 Virtues Beauty Inc Disclosed in part 181
A-2014-00008 July A list of contracts awarded from January 1, 2014 to June 3, 2014 to SNC Lavalin Group Inc. and/or of its subsidiaries. No records exist 0
June   nothing to report    
A-2013-00020 May All information pertaining to project 193121 Knowledge Atlas Inc. Disclosed in part 482
A-2013-00027 May  All records related to the project for the Stabilization of Thinkers' Lodge in Pugwash (GX no. 6033895-1). Disclosed in part 231
A-2013-00016 April Copy of all final drafts of message event proposals (MEPS) created as a result of government of Canada announcements in Prince Edward Island that included Senator Mike Duffy and a copy of internal emails related to the final approval of the event. Disclosed in part 201
A-2013-00022 April  All records related to a loan provided by ACOA to Sussex Machine Shop, announced October 11, 2013. Disclosed in part 115
A-2013-00024 April Copy of agreements between ACOA and Department of National Defense and Halifax International Security Forum for the $9.8 million in funding announced by the department on November 21, 2013.  All disclosed 31
A-2013-00025 April All documents related to section 8, 9 and 12 as listed in schedule 3 of the 2011 agreement between ACOA and the Halifax International Security Forum.  Disclosed in part 162
A-2013-00019 March Briefing notes, deck presentations and or memos (excluding those included in the briefing books) given to the Minister from October 14, 2013 to October 21, 2013. Disclosed in part 53
A-2013-00026 March Any pre-budget 2014 consultation documents relating to Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation including emails. No records exist 0
A-2013-00017 February Copies of briefing material (excluding those included in the briefing books) prepared for the new Minister of State and Regional Minister for NB and NFLD, timeline is July 10, 2013 to July 31 2013. Disclosed in part  89 
A-2013-00018 February Question period cards and materials for Ministers or Parliamentary Secretaries to cover the period of October 16, 2013 to October 21, 2013. Disclosed in part 75 
A-2013-00023 February A list of contributions since August 10, 2011 that includes the recipient's name and location; estimated jobs created and maintained; amount and type of assistance and date approved. All disclosed 29
 A-2013-00012 January A list of ACOA projects approved in Labrador West (Zone 2), documents pertaining to the LabMag Iron Ore Project and correspondence regarding land use issues. All Disclosed 10


Access to Information requests processed in 2013

Request Number Month Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
 A-2012-00028 December A list from the department’s document tracking system for briefing notes, Deck Presentations, and memorandums submitted to the Minister for the period of January 1, 2013 to February 1, 2013. Disclosed in part 
 A-2013-00009 December All financial data and any other information concerning ACOA’s participation in the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, which was held in Lorient, France. Disclosed in part  581 
 A-2013-00010 December All documents related to Communication Report 14542-223384. Disclosed in part  14 
A-2013-00021 December All travel expenses of Kevin MacAdam over the past two fiscal years. All disclosed 
 A-2013-00007 November  Document pertaining to the Rencontres France-Acadie that was held in Nantes, France, in March 2013 for the period of January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Disclosed in part  111
A-2013-00006 October All briefing materials prepared for the incoming minister not likely to contain cabinet confidences.  Request includes material in any and all formats, including paper and electronic. Disclosed in part  225
A-2013-00015 October A list of disbursed contributions from January 1, 2006 to September 19, 2013 All disclosed  310
A-2013-00011 September Details pertaining to active photocopier lease agreements and to the purchase of printers, scanners and fax machines.  All disclosed 3
A-2013-00004 August A list of PEI companies that have received write-offs or any other forgiveness of ACOA loans, as well as the amounts of those loans for the period of January 1, 2008 to present (June 13, 2013). Disclosed in part  6
A-2012-00027 August Briefing books, transition briefings and briefing notes prepared for the new Minister from February 22, 2013 to March 1, 2013. Disclosed in part  215
 July   Nothing to report.    
A-2013-00003 June All emails sent by MP, Gerald Keddy to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency concerning the Christmas Tree industry from October 15, 2012 to May 31, 2013). No records exist  0
A-2012-00031 May Documents pertaining to the construction of fixed roofed accommodations in PEI including a list of projects approved for new construction of fixed roofed accommodations and a list of projects approved for PEI provincial departments from April 1, 1996 to March 15, 2013. All disclosed  47
A-2013-00001 May Documents associated with the meetings between the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Andy Noseworthy that were held on March 25, 2013. Disclosed in part  5
A-2012-00023 April Copies of the official repayment schedule for: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.; Cooke Aquaculture Inc.; DSME Trenton Ltd.; Cape Breton Casting Inc & Millennium Precision; and CANSIM Training Ltd. Disclosed in part 4
A2012-00024 April Copies of audit reports, evaluation reports and studies prepared by or for ACOA as well as briefing notes sent to the Deputy Minister regarding the effectiveness of ACOA grants and contributions prepared between January 1 and December 31, 2012. Disclosed in part 46
A-2012-00029 April A copy of a list from the department’s document tracking system for Briefing Notes, Deck Presentations, and Memorandums submitted to the Minister for the period of February 2 to March 1, 2013. Disclosed in part 1
 A-2012-00032 April Documents pertaining to Ben Eoin Marina, Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club, Lakes Golf Course, Ben Eoin Skill Hill, and Ben Eoin Property Development and all umbrella companies. Does not exist  0
A-2012-00011 March A list in Excel format of the write-offs of contributions by ACOA for the last five years up to September 25, 2012. Disclosed in part  21
A-2012-00030 March All question period material for the Minister from February 4 to 8, 2013. Does not exist 0
A-2012-00022 February What are your Procurement Strategies for Aborignal Business targets and how are they being met? All disclosed 7
A-2012-00025 February Information pertaining to the department's Express Lane Staffing Unit or Fast Track Staffing Unit. Does not exist 0
A-2012-00026 February Documents pertaining to the North Shore Mic Mac District Council received from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada from September 1, 2011 to February 5, 2013.  Does not exist 0
A-2012-00021 January An analysis drawing on data files provided by Statistics Canada regarding the Performance Report on the Coummunity Futures Program(s). All disclosed 14