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Bill C-278

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2nd Session, 40th Parliament,
57 Elizabeth II, 2009
house of commons of canada
BILL C-278
An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (response time)
R.S., c. A-1
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. The Access to Information Act is amended by adding the following after section 9:
Report after one hundred days
9.1 (1) Where a request for access to a record under this Act is still outstanding one hundred days after the request is received, the head of the government institution to which the request was made shall send a report to the person who made the request and to the Information Commissioner setting out a full explanation of the delay and the projected completion date.
Annual report
(2) The number of requests that were still outstanding one hundred days after they were received, and the government institutions responsible for those requests, shall be included in the annual report that the Information Commissioner is required to submit to Parliament under section 38.
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