Annual Report to Parliament 2012-2013
Access to Information Act


The Access to Information Act (ATIA) was proclaimed into force on July 1, 1983.

The Act gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and any person and corporation present in Canada a right of access to information contained within government records, subject to specific and limited exceptions. The Act complements but does not replace other procedures for obtaining government information. It is not intended to limit in any way the access to government information that is normally available to the public upon request.

This thirtieth Annual Report on the Administration of the ATIA is prepared in accordance with section 72 of the Act. It is intended to describe how the Department of Justice administered its responsibilities during fiscal year 2012-2013.

The organizational chart of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office may be found in Appendix A.

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