Proactive Publication

Possible delays in proactive publication of information

Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, the Government of Canada's ability to meet timelines for proactive publication may be affected by the current circumstances and exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of our employees. As a result there may be delays in the proactive publication of information during this period. Making government information available to Canadians proactively continues to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to meet the timelines for the proactive disclosure of government information, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.

The Government of Canada is working hard to enhance the role of Parliament and the proactive publication of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, their Government, and public sector officials to account.

With the coming into force of Bill C-58 on June 21, 2019, an Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, the Government is required to publish the following information: travel and hospitality expenses for select government officials; contracts entered into by the Government for amounts over $10,000 (with only limited exceptions such as national security); the reclassification of positions; and the titles and tracking numbers of briefing notes.

Additional information will be published, as required, when it becomes available:

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