Appendix 3: Response from the Honourable Steven Blaney to our recommendations

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Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0P8

April 30, 2015

Ms. Suzanne Legault
Information Commissioner of Canada
30, Victoria Street
Gatineau Quebec K1A 1H3

Dear Ms. Legault:

I have received your letter dated March 26, 2015, pertaining to the result of your investigation into a complaint made against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with regard to the access to information request number A-2012-00085.

I am providing you a response pursuant to section 37 of the Access to Information Act (Act) as the head of the RCMP for the purpose of the Act. As indicated in the letter dated February 20, 2015, sent to you by the RCMP, it is submitted that the requester received the records that are responsive to the request. Consequently, given the RCMP’s assessment, I do not intend to follow-up on your two first recommendations and require the RCMP to process additional information. It would seem that the RCMP has responded to your third recommendation by preserving a copy of the relevant files, which is not available to law enforcement services or to the chief firearms officers, to assist in your investigation.

I trust that this information will address your report.

Steven Blaney, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

c.c.: Commissioner Bob Paulson
       Royal Canadian Mounted Police