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Appendix 3: Parliamentary activities of interest

Private Member's Motion

Motion

Text

Last stage as of dissolution

M-486

That, in the opinion of the House, the government should re-instate the Co-ordination of Access to Information Requests System, under the authority of Public Works and Government Services Canada, which was shutdown on April 1, 2008.

Tabled March 4, 2010 – Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - Lachine)

Reports of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee

Report 8 – Certificate of Nomination of Suzanne Legault to the position of Information Commissioner Adopted by the Committee on June 8, 2010 Presented to the House on June 9, 2010

Your Committee has considered the proposed appointment of Suzanne Legault as Information Commissioner and reports its support for her appointment

Report 12 – Follow-up on the Information Commissioner's Report on the 2008-2009 Report Cards Adopted by the Committee on February 28, 2011 Presented to the House on March 7, 2011

The Committee wishes to thank the Office of the Information Commissioner for its thorough work in preparing these report cards and its own report.

Recommendation 1:
That the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada report to the Committee on steps taken and progress made in acting upon recommendation 5 of the Information Commissioner of Canada in her 2008-2009 report on report cards before June 30, 2011.

Recommendation 2:
That the Department of the Environment forward to the Committee a report containing available internal statistics on its performance regarding access to information starting April 1, 2011 and every three months thereafter.

Recommendation 3:
That the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada encourage federal departments to include information on their performance and their activities in the area of access to information in their Departmental Performance Report.

Recommendation 4:
That the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade report to the Committee on steps taken to implement the Information Commissioner's fourth recommendation before June 30, 2011.

Recommendation 5:
That the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade forward to the Committee a report containing available internal statistics on its performance regarding access to information starting April 1, 2011 and every three months thereafter.

Recommendation 6:
That the Government of Canada give priority to the access to information file and demonstrate the necessary leadership to fix the systemic problems identified by the Information Commissioner in her report on the report cards so that a greater number of federal institutions comply with the Act's requirements.

Concurrence Motions

Concurrence Motion No. 3

March 18, 2010 – Mr. Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) – That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Thursday, March 18, 2010, be concurred in.

Concurrence Motion No. 5

March 18, 2010 – Mr. Easter (Malpeque) - That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Thursday, March 18, 2010, be concurred in.

Concurrence Motion No. 7

March 18, 2010 – Ms. Foote (Random-Burin-St. George's) – That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Thursday, March 18, 2010, be concurred in.

Concurrence Motion No. 13

March 31, 2010 – Mrs. Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) – That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Thursday, March 18, 2010, be concurred in.

Concurrence Motion No. 29

November 26, 2010 – Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) – That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Thursday, March 18, 2010, be concurred in.


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