Access to Information Act

Version of section 70 from 2006-12-12 to 2017-09-27:

Marginal note:Duties and functions of designated Minister
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the designated Minister shall

    • (a) cause to be kept under review the manner in which records under the control of government institutions are maintained and managed to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act and the regulations relating to access to records;

    • (b) prescribe such forms as may be required for the operation of this Act and the regulations;

    • (c) cause to be prepared and distributed to government institutions directives and guidelines concerning the operation of this Act and the regulations;

    • (c.1) cause statistics to be collected on an annual basis for the purpose of assessing the compliance of government institutions with the provisions of this Act and the regulations relating to access; and

    • (d) prescribe the form of, and what information is to be included in, reports made to Parliament under section 72.

  • Marginal note:Duties and functions of designated Minister

    (1.1) The designated Minister may fix the number of officers or employees of the Information Commissioner for the purposes of subsection 59(2).

  • Marginal note:Exception for Bank of Canada

    (2) Anything that is required to be done by the designated Minister under paragraph (1)(a) or (c) shall be done in respect of the Bank of Canada by the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-1, s. 70;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 161.
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