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2012 | 2013 | 2014

Access to Information requests process in 2014

Request Number Month Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
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) 0
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


Access to Information requests processed in 2012

Request Number Month Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
A-2012-00012 December Provide agreements between ACOA and Halifax International Security Forum (or German Marshal Fund) for years 2009 and 2010. All disclosed 37
A-2012-00013 December All records of expenses filed under sections 9 to 15 of the MOU between DND and ACOA concerning assistance in the Funding of the Halifax International Security Forum for 2009 to 2011. All disclosed 4
A-2012-00015 December Information pertaining to Pack Océan Ltée and Fruits de Mer Océanis Ltée and Pack Nature. All disclosed 1
A-2012-00016 December Information pertaining to Chiasson Aquaculture between 2000 and 2012. All disclosed 1
A-2012-00020 December All records related or referring to Kevin MacAdam for travel, meals, accommodations and hospitality during his employment with ACOA. All disclosed 2
A-2012-00005 November Documents pertaining to the Halifax International Security Forum in 2010 and 2011. Disclosed in part 235
A-2012-00010 October All communications with the Office of Peter Van Loan’s pertaining to his visit to Rocky Harbour, NL, and Gros Morne Park to announce in July 2012 five projects worth $1.6 million. Does not exist 0
A-2012-00007 September Financial statements for the last two fiscal years for all Nova Scotia Regional Development Authorities funded by ACOA. Disclosed in part 141
A-2012-00008 August All reports related to founded cases of wrongdoing at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, from January 2011 to present (August 3, 2012). Does not exist 0
A-2011-00010 August  A copy of Chapter three of the Briefing book titled "Policy, Advocacy and Coordination" prepared for the minister to review after being appointed on May 18, 2011. Disclose in part 19
A-2011-00009 August Two sections from the Policy, Advocacy and Coordination chapter of Part "A" of the most recent ministerial briefing book: Joint Strike Fighter and National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Disclosed in part  4
A-2012-00003 July A copy of the department’s communication strategy, specifically how it has been ordered or decided to deal with media requests. All disclosed 6
A-2011-00035 July Documents pertaining to the budget/funding to the Halifax International Security Forum Disclosed in part 131
A-2011-00027 July Documents pertaining to Memorial University of Newfoundland (QA #195239). Disclosed in part 168
A-2011-00025 July Documents pertaining to Memorial University of Newfoundland (QA #195254). Disclosed in part 153
A-2011-00015 July Documents pertaining to Northern Harvest Sea Farms Inc. (QA # 198302). Disclosed in part 126
A-2012-00002 June A list of projects pertaining to the Canadian seal hunt from January 1, 2011 to June 11, 2012. No records exist 0
A-2011-00041 June A report of write-offs by ACOA in fiscal year 2010-2011 (excluding bankruptcies). Disclosed in part  3
A-2011-00014 June Documents pertaining to Cooke Aquaculture Inc (QA # 198273). Disclosed in part 140
May Nothing to report
A-2011-00042 April Annual base salary, overtime pay and bonus/performance pay in 2010-11 for each driver to the Minister of State Disclosed in part 1
A-2011-00024 April Documents pertaining to Spielo Manufacturing Incorporated (QA #195164). Disclosed in part 132
A2011-00013 April Documents pertaining to CANSIM Training Ltd (QA # 198570). Disclosed in part 62
A-2011-00040 March A list of disbursed contribution from January 1, 1988 to February 16, 2012. All disclosed 1689
A-2011-00011 March Documents pertaining to Nova Scotia Land Inc. (QA # 197148). Disclosed in part 111
A-2011-00039 February Please provide the bonuses and/or cash merits earned in 2010-2011 for each employee from the list provided in response to A-2011-00037. Disclosed in part 2
A-2011-00030 February Documents pertaining to Conseil Acadien de Par-en-Bas and South West Shore Development Authority (Q.A. # 190463). Disclosed in part 288
A-2011-00022 February Documents pertaining to Lisi Therapeutics Inc. (QA # 195196). Disclosed in part 83
A-2011-00017 February Documents pertaining to Industrial Rail Services Inc. (QA # 198722). Disclosed in part 138
A-2011-00016 February Documents pertaining to Ganong Bros. Limited (QA # 198363). Disclosed in part 205
A-2011-00038 January The Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Evaluation, including any draft or interim version if final version not yet complete. Nothing disclosed (exempted) 0
A-2011-00037 January Names, positions titles and salary of all current ACOA employees, including contract workers on PEI. All disclosed 1
A-2011-00028 January Documents pertaining to Centre for Nuclear Energy Research Inc. Disclosed in part 131
A-2011-00026 January Documents pertaining to Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre. Disclosed in part 45