Access to Information Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-1)

Act current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

EXEMPTIONS

Responsibilities of Government

Marginal note:Information obtained in confidence
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the head of a government institution shall refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information that was obtained in confidence from

    • (a) the government of a foreign state or an institution thereof;

    • (b) an international organization of states or an institution thereof;

    • (c) the government of a province or an institution thereof;

    • (d) a municipal or regional government established by or pursuant to an Act of the legislature of a province or an institution of such a government; or

    • (e) an aboriginal government.

  • Marginal note:Where disclosure authorized

    (2) The head of a government institution may disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information described in subsection (1) if the government, organization or institution from which the information was obtained

    • (a) consents to the disclosure; or

    • (b) makes the information public.

  • Definition of “aboriginal government”

    (3) The expression “aboriginal government” in paragraph (1)(e) means

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-1, s. 13;
  • 2000, c. 7, s. 21;
  • 2004, c. 17, s. 16;
  • 2005, c. 1, ss. 97, 107, c. 27, ss. 16, 22;
  • 2006, c. 10, s. 32;
  • 2008, c. 32, s. 26;
  • 2009, c. 18, s. 20;
  • 2014, c. 1, s. 18.