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

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-04-01. 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.
Marginal note:Federal-provincial affairs

 The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to be injurious to the conduct by the Government of Canada of federal-provincial affairs, including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, any such information

  • (a) on federal-provincial consultations or deliberations; or

  • (b) on strategy or tactics adopted or to be adopted by the Government of Canada relating to the conduct of federal-provincial affairs.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. I “14”.