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Appendix 2: Amendments and proposed amendments to the Access to Information Act

Amendments to the Act, the Schedules and the Regulations

Statute or Order in Council

Bill

Citation

Came into force

Amendments

An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

C-41

S.C. 2009,
c. 18

Royal Assent granted on
June 18, 2009.

Scheduled to come into force on April 1, 2011.

Subsection 13(3) of the ATIA and subsection 8(7) of the Privacy Act are amended by adding the following paragraph: "(g) a Maanulth Government, within the meaning of subsection 2(2) of the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement Act."

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures

C-9

S.C. 2010,
c. 12

Royal Assent granted on
July 12, 2010.

Not yet in force.

The Act amends Schedule I of the ATIA by striking out the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada (institution amalgamated with the Treasury Board Secretariat).

An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act

C-23A

S.C. 2010,
c. 5

June 29, 2010

The Act amends subsection 6(2) of the Criminal Records Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act

C-28

S.C. 2010,
c. 23

December 15, 2010

The Act amends subsection 39(2) of the Telecommunications Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

An Act to amend the Museums Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Creating Canada's New National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Act)

C-34

S.C. 2010,
c. 7

November 25, 2010

Paragraph 68(c) of the ATIA is amended to add material of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to the exclusions listed at section 68.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is added to Schedule I of the ATIA.

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (An Act respecting the safety of consumer products)

C-36

S.C. 2010,
c. 21

Royal Assent granted on December 15, 2010

Scheduled to come into force on June 20, 2011

The Act amends section 12 of the Hazardous Products Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act)

S-2

 

Royal Assent granted on December 15, 2010

Scheduled to come into force on April 15, 2011

The Act amends subsection 16(4) of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

Statutory order to amend the Regulations Amending the Access to Information Regulations

 

SOR/ 2010-145

June 17, 2010

Item 4 of Schedule I of the Regulations is replaced by the Intelligence and Targeting Operations Directorate, Canada Border Services Agency.

Changes proposed to the Act in 2010-2011, Third Session, 40th Parliament

Bill

Proposed legislation

Last stage on the date of dissolution

Changes

C-25

An Act respecting land use planning and the assessment of ecosystemic and socio-economic impacts of projects in the Nunavut Settlement Area and making consequential amendments to other Acts

First reading,
May 12, 2010

The Bill adds two institutions to Schedule I of the Access to Information Act (ATIA): the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Planning Commission.

C-38

An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

First reading,
June 14, 2010

The Bill amends Schedule I of the ATIA by striking out the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission and adding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Review and Complaints Commission.

The Bill also proposes amending Schedule II of the ATIA.

C-41

An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Committee report presented on March 24, 2011

The Bill amends Schedule I of the ATIA by striking out the Canadian Forces Grievance Board and adding the Military Grievances External Review Committee.

C-43

An Act to enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Debated at second reading,
December 13, 2010

The Bill amends Schedule I of the ATIA by striking out the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee.

C-50

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (interception of private communications and related warrants and orders) (Improving Access to Investigative Tools for Serious Crimes Act)

First reading, October 29, 2010

The Bill amends section 187 of the Criminal Code, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

C-51

An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act)

First reading, November 1, 2010

The Bill amends section 487.3 of the Criminal Code, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

C-278

An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (response time)

First reading, March 3, 2010

The Bill provides that where a request is still outstanding 100 days after the request is received, a report explaining the delay and providing a projected completion date be sent to the requester and the Information Commissioner. It also requires that the Information Commissioner submit an annual report on the number of requests that were still outstanding 100 days after they were received.

C-326

An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill implements the proposals contained in the Open Government Act, made by former Information Commissioner John Reid in 2005.

C-334

An Act prohibiting the commission, abetting or exploitation of torture by Canadian officials and ensuring freedom from torture for all Canadians at home and abroad and making consequential amendments to other Acts

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill amends section 15 of the ATIA to ensure that it does not prevent the disclosure of records relating to torture.

C-366

An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill adds the Registrar of the Breast Implant Registry to Schedule I of the ATIA and adds the Breast Implant Registry Act to Schedule II.

C-415

An Act to amend the Canada Marine Act (City of Toronto) and other Acts in consequence

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill amends Schedule I of the ATIA by striking out the Toronto Port Authority.

C-418

An Act to establish a Children's Commissioner of Canada

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill proposes amendments to subsection 16.1(1) and Schedule I of the ATIA.

C-498

An Act prohibiting the commission, abetting or exploitation of torture by Canadian officials and ensuring freedom from torture for all Canadians at home and abroad and making consequential amendments to other Acts

First reading: March 3, 2010

The Bill proposes the addition of subsection (1.1) to section 15 of the ATIA.

C-515

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (release of taxpayer's notices of assessment)

First reading: April 21, 2010

The Bill amends section 241 of the Income Tax Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

C-575

An Act respecting the accountability and enhanced
financial transparency of elected officials of First Nations communities

Meeting of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development:
March 8, 2011

The Bill provides that section 20 of the ATIA does not apply to the Schedule of Remuneration.

S-12

A third Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law (Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No 3)

Senate-Third reading and passage: December 14, 2010

House of Commons-First reading: December 15, 2010

The Bill amends subsection 37(1) of the Business Development Bank of Canada Act, which is listed in Schedule II of the ATIA.

S-225

An Act respecting the reorganization and privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Second reading: March 8, 2011

The Bill proposes that Atomic Energy of Canada Limited cease to be a Crown corporation subject to the ATIA and that the exclusion in section 68.2 be repealed.


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