Enhancing Access to Information
2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016
Transparency includes providing Canadians with timely access to their own personal information held by government. To make it easier for Canadians to access government information, including their personal information, the Government proposes to create a simple, central website where Canadians can submit requests to any government institution. This will be backed up with a 30‑day guarantee for personal information requests: should a request take longer than 30 days to fulfill, the Government will provide a written explanation for the delay to the requester and to the Privacy Commissioner.
Budget 2016 proposes to provide the Treasury Board Secretariat with $12.9 million over five years for these activities.