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Summaries of Completed Access to Information Requests

2019 – November

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00035 Provide copies of all documents, including emails, memos, briefing notes, etc., regarding the development of "VOTE 2040", "Future Narratives: The Future of Electoral Administration in Canada", including final copies of any reports produced up to June 27, 2019. Disclosed in Part 1,225
A-2019-00043 Any and all communications, including, without limitation, letters, correspondence, emails and facsimiles between, on the one hand, Elections Canada, and/or the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada and, on the other hand, B'Nai Brith of Canada League for Human Rights, B'Nai Brith Canada and/or CIJA with respect to the re-determination of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada to be made or made following the decision of the Federal Court on July 26, 2019, either before, or after the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada made such re-determination up to August 19, 2019. Disclosed in Part 208
A-2019-00048 Any records including correspondence, emails, memos, briefing notes, backgrounders, information sheets or policy documents between December 2018 and May 2019 that pertain to consultations between Elections Canada and digital platforms, news organizations and other groups relating to the creation of online registries of partisan or election advertising in accordance with new rules introduced under Bill C-76. Disclosed in Part 278
A-2019-00053 For the upcoming 2019 federal election, for each postal code, a list of the polling locations for election day and a list of the polling locations for early voting. Disclosed in Part 437
A-2019-00059 Please provide the following information regarding polling stations for the current and previously/last held federal elections: the total number of polling stations across all Canadian provinces and territories; the number of polling stations that are organized/hosted at government (federal, provincial. municipal) publicly owned properties/buildings; the number of polling stations that are organized/hosted at privately owned properties/buildings; the number of polling stations that are organized/hosted at privately owned properties/buildings owned by non-secular/non-neutral religious organizations (churches, mosques, temples, etc.). Please provide a further sub-categorization by religion (how many Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Gnostics, etc.). Disclosed in Part 2,073
A-2019-00060 Please provide all Task & Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) and Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Supply Arrangement (SA) contracts and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of April, May, June, July and August 2019. Please provide copies of the contracts and call-ups. Disclosed in Part 160
A-2019-00061 Please provide all Temporary Help Services (THS) Supply Arrangement (SA) and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of April, May, June, July and August 2019. Please provide copies of the contracts and call-ups. Disclosed in Part 1
A-2019-00062 Please provide all ProServices contracts issued in the National Capital Region for the months of April, May, June, July and August 2019. Please provide copies of the contracts. Disclosed in Part 42

A-2019-00063

Provide the following briefing notes for Elections Canada: "Application to register a new political party: Canadian Nationalist Party," 2019-08-29, Ref. #2019-036604; "National Citizens Alliance of Canada: Party leader is requesting a change to the party's logo," 2019-08-29, Ref. #2019-100048; "Acceptance of residual risks associated with 2019 General Election Stakeholder Mobilization Contracts," 2019-08-27, Ref. #2019-036606; "Application to register a new political party: Canada's Fourth Front," 2019-08-09, Ref. # 2019-036586. "Electoral Security Safeguards video," 2019-08-09, Ref. #2019-036592. Disclosed in Part 19

A-2019-00064

According to the "Polling Place Suitability Checklist" on the Elections Canada website, each polling station is to meet accessibility requirements. Provide a copy of a spreadsheet that documents how each polling station in Canada meets the mandatory and non-mandatory item in this checklist for the 2019 election. Columns in this report should include province, city, polling station address, polling station number, and each mandatory and non-mandatory item in the checklist. Disclosed in Part 1,566

A-2019-00065

Provide the number of voters in the 2019 Canadian federal election, specifically, the voters who voted at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, during the early on-campus polling period. The specific timeframe for this on-campus voting was from Saturday, October 5, 2019, to Wednesday, October 9, 2019. As part of the request, provide the voter turnout from the polls at the J.W. McConnell building on the Sir George Williams Campus and the voter turnout at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre in the Loyola Campus. Provide the information in a searchable PDF document with the voter turnout from both of these campuses during the requested early voting time period. All Disclosed 1

A-2019-00067

Provide the following information for both the 2015 and the 2019 federal elections: how many people voted during the on-campus advanced voting that took place in 2015 and 2019. The 2019 dates were between October 5 and October 9. Provide information in a CSV or excel file. All Disclosed 3

A-2019-00068

Obtain a copy of all the documents that your department/agency has that will allow me to see the number of reports and action requests related to foreign interference made to the Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections Task Force in the period from June 20, 2019 to October 22, 2019 (including QP Notes and memorandums on the topic during this period). No information disclosed (no records exist) 0

A-2019-00069

Provide the following briefing note for Elections Canada: Structural Pressures & Over-programming–Fiscal Year 2019–20–Funds 10 and 36 2019-09-16 Ref # 019-036390, Organization: Elections Canada, Sector: Scrutins et innovation, Addressee: Deputy Head (including a person appointed to a position of an equivalent rank), Action Required: For Signature. All Disclosed 12

A-2019-00070

Obtain complete copies of each of the following Elections Canada briefing notes on your website: Communist Party of Canada: party's request to change its logo Ref. No.: 2019-036175; Impact of an extended electoral calendar on the general election budget Ref. No.: 2019-100177; Application to register a new political party–Parti pour l'Indépendence du Québec Ref. No.: 2019-100164; Letter intended for hospital administrators Ref. No.: 2019-100194; Approval of the authorization related to the communication of information, power of attorney or revocation by Revenu Québec Ref. No.: 2019-035999. Disclosed in Part 39

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2019 – October

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2018-00004 Provide 2017 and 2018 meeting minutes, reports, memos sent or developed by the working groups on fake news, on election financing, and on disinformation. Provide from January 1, 2018 to May 9, 2018, briefings and reports, on anticipated or actual issues in 2019 election planning, including for party and candidate practices, and for cyber and third-party threats and influences, and foreign intrusions. Include impact changes to the Canada Elections Act could have on cyber- and third-party threats, influences and foreign intrusions. Provide from January 1, 2018 to May 9, 2019, recorded help and reports from the CSE, CSIS and the RCMP on cyber and other threats to the election process. Provide follow-ups on the handling of meetings and exchanges on sensitive topics regarding election vulnerabilities where discussions occurred and whether such sessions are recorded and publicly accessible or not, or carried out so that there are no possibilities of the public using ATIP requests to know about such discussions. Disclosed in Part 380
A-2019-00031 Provide all documents related to costs and payments for developing the program related to the “social media influencers” to get out the youth vote and any payment these “social media influencers” received. Provide all documents from
May 15, 2019, to June 21, 2019.
Disclosed in Part 38
A-2019-00036 All documents in English and French in Elections Canada’s possession or control, including all correspondence, all notes (handwritten or otherwise), all emails and electronic correspondence, all memoranda, and all other matter of documents or communications, including in electronic format, that concern  recommendation A23 of the 2016 Elections Canada report entitled, An Electoral Framework for the 21st Century–Recommendations from the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Following the 42nd General Election, which is available online. Under recommendation A23, the report recommends modifications to the residency requirements for returning officers. Currently, under section 22 of the Canada Elections Act, returning officers (RO), assistant returning officers (ARO) and additional assistant returning officers (AARO), are required to reside in the electoral district in which he or she is to perform duties under this Act.  Recommendation A23 is that the residency requirement for ROs, AROs and AAROs should be replaced with a requirement that they reside in the electoral district where appointed or in an adjacent electoral district. Disclosed in part 103
A-2019-00037 Copies of any contracts or agreements against the TBIPS THS and Professional Services Agreements and RFSs awarded for IT professional resources from February 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. Disclosed in Part 612
A-2019-00040 Copies of all resulting contracts for consulting and contracting staffing efforts in the National Capital Region (including Ontario and Quebec contracts) from September 2018 to (and including) March 2019. This includes copies of THS SO call-ups and THS SA contracts; copies of TSPS SO call-ups and TSPS SA contracts; copies of TBIPS SO call-ups and TBIPS SA Contracts; copies of Proservices SA Contracts; and copies of Sole Source Contracts. Disclosed in Part 1328
A-2019-00042 Provide all privacy breach incident reports from January 1, 2014, to today (August 14, 2019). Please also include any other report regarding personal information that was stolen, lost or wrongly sent to other individuals. Disclosed in Part 105
A-2019-00050 I would like to request copies of the following briefing notes for Elections Canada: 2019-035903, 2019-035966, 2019-036013, 2019-035999, 2019-036129, 2019-036160, 2019-036090, 2019-035931 and 2019-036217. Disclosed in Part 65
A-2019-00051 I am seeking the following briefing note: Ref # 2019-036014 Party policies for the protection of personal information 2019-06-05, Ref # 2019-036014, Organization: Elections Canada, Sector: Regulatory Affairs, Addressee: Deputy head (including a person appointed to a position of an equivalent rank), and Action Required: For Decision. Disclosed in Part 3
A-2019-00052 All records, including but not limited to forms, notes, memos, briefing notes, letters, reports, emails, files, contracts, or other correspondence prepared by or for, or otherwise in the possession of Elections Canada, regarding the 2019 nomination contest for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding of Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook; and particularly, though not exclusively, all records regarding the following nomination contestants in the 2019 nomination contest for the NDP in the riding of Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook: Matt Strickland and Carl Gannon/Carl Gannon Jr., Thomas Hill. Disclosed in Part 44
A-2019-00054 Provide the following: a) total number of non-Canadian citizens on the National Register of Electors as of June 1, 2019; b) total number of non-Canadian citizens as of September 11, 2019; c) total number of non-Canadian citizens known to have cast ballots in the period of January 1, 2015, to September 11, 2019. All Disclosed 2
A-2019-00056 I am seeking the following briefing note: Application to register a new political party: Canadian Nationalist Party 2019-08-29, Ref. #2019-036604, Organization: Elections Canada, Sector: Regulatory Affairs, Addressee: Deputy head (including a person appointed to a position of an equivalent rank), and Action Required: For Decision. All Disclosed 6
A-2019-00057 I am seeking the following briefing note: Request for records under section 541 of the Canada Elections Act 2019-08-29, Ref. #2019-100082, Organization: Elections Canada, Sector: Regulatory Affairs, Addressee: Deputy head (including a person appointed to a position of an equivalent rank), and Action Required: For Decision. Disclosed in Part 5
A-2019-00066 All communication and correspondence between Elections Canada and Quantum Management Services regarding a recent decision to cancel several positions at a call centre staffed by Quantum for the upcoming election. This decision concerned part-time workers scheduled to work at the office on Tremblay Ave. Furthermore, all communication and contracts between Elections Canada and Quantum Management Services concerning the aforementioned call centre and any other staffing for the upcoming general election on October 21, 2019. Please limit the above to final versions and exclude duplicate emails or emails that are part of the same chain. Please also limit the above to the period between January 1, 2016, and October 17, 2019. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0

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2019 – September

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00033 The list of individuals and groups, including vendors, staff and any contractors or recipients of Elections Canada funding who received funds from Elections Canada from January 1, 2010, until October 19, 2015. Exclude the list of workers and officers hired solely to conduct the elections and provide links to any information that is already publicly available. Disclosed in Part 130
A-2019-00041 Obtain copies of forms requesting the extension of filing deadlines for the following financial returns: 2018 annual report of registered party the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet, leadership contestant, contest that ends on January 17, 2019. All Disclosed 6
A-2019-00044 Any and all research, presentations, documents, memos, summaries, briefing notes, reports and communications (including emails) related to Elections Canada's advice that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity up to August 19, 2019. Disclosed in Part 29
A-2019-00045 Any records held by Elections Canada's policy and public affairs sector–including any correspondences, emails, briefing notes, memos, policy documents, documents relating to legal advice, etc.–dealing with the implementation of legislative changes under Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, that specifically relate to election advertising that "takes a position on an issue that is associated with a candidate or party" (also known as "issue advertising") up to August 20, 2019. Disclosed in Part 315
A-2019-00046 Any communications products or educational materials–including policy backgrounders, information sheets, educational booklets, slideshows, etc.–created for Elections Canada's training sessions offering guidance to third-party groups in advance of the 2019 federal election up to August 20, 2019. All Disclosed 65
A-2019-00047 Requesting briefing note titled "Final Provisions of Bill C-76 coming into force on June 13th, 2019" (Ref # 2019-036102). All Disclosed 19
A-2019-00049 Please provide the list of candidates who took on casual (short-term tenure, term) positions in the National Capital Region at Elections Canada for the months of April, May and June 2019. Please include the employee's name, classification, branch, manager name and phone number, and start and end dates of their contract. All Disclosed 5
A-2019-00055 I am requesting the total number of rejected ballots in the 2015 federal election in all of Canada. Please provide rejected ballots by province. Nothing Disclosed (excluded) 0

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2019 – August

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00018 Please provide all documents including emails, briefing notes or presentations related to Election Canada's agreements with social media influencers to encourage voter participation in the 2019 election. Disclosed in Part 100
A-2019-00020 Provide copies of the contracts/agreements signed by those involved with the Elections Canada influencers project, referenced here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-elections-canada-hires-social-media-influencers-to-get-out-the-youth/ Disclosed in Part 6
A-2019-00026 Please provide all Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) and Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Supply Arrangement (SA) contracts and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of January, February and March 2019. Please provide copies of contracts and call-ups. Disclosed in Part 114
A-2019-00028 Please provide all ProServices contracts issued in the National Capital Region for the months of January, February and March 2019. Please provide copies of contracts. Disclosed in Part 107
A-2019-00038 Provide, from September 1, 2018 to present (July 22, 2019), the briefings, reports, risk assessments and monitoring of third-party political advertising being done in the lead up to the 2019 election call. All Disclosed 2
A-2019-00039 Provide a comprehensive record of all work performed as part of the contract with Yves Côté. Reference #12-17441, posted here: https://www.elections.ca/contracts/default.asp?textonly=false&lang=e&action=view&year=2012&quarter=1&id=5334 All Disclosed 2

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2019 – July

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00021 Please provide the list of candidates who took casual positions in the National Capital Region at Elections Canada for the months of January, February and March 2019. Please list the employee’s name, classification, branch, manager’s name and phone number, and start and end date of contract. Disclosed in Part 7
A-2019-00027 Please provide all Temporary Help Services (THS), Supply Arrangement (SA) and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of January, February and March 2019. Please provide copies of contracts and call-ups. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0
A-2019-00030 All documents (communication plans, internal/external emails, memos, reports) between May 1 and June 19, 2019 related to Elections Canada's planned monitoring of possible interventions by the provinces in the course of the 2019 federal election campaign. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0
A-2019-00032 Provide copies of all work and deliverables produced by Yves Côté as part of his contract with Elections Canada (dated June 8, 2012) for “Other Professional Services,” since June 1, 2012. Disclosed in Part 8

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2019 – June

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00009 Obtain a copy of any document, including briefing notes, QP notes, memos, letters and correspondence that have been in Elections Canada's possession for the last two years until today, April 12, 2019, that would enable me to see all the initiatives that have been implemented to prevent any interference by foreign countries in the October 2019 general election. Such documentation would also include the list of all contracts granted by your organization to external parties to counter foreign interference in the upcoming October 2019 electoral campaign. Disclosed in Part 229
A-2019-00013 Obtain complete copies of the following briefing notes: "Plan annuel de recherche sur l'Opinion publique 2019-2020", "Inspire Democracy - Module 1 - Running in a Federal Guide", "C-50 Regulated fundraisings Events - Updates to event report form and related instructions" and "Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents." All Disclosed 150
A-2019-00014 Any communications plans or protocols relating to Elections Canada's efforts to monitor and respond to misinformation on social media during the 2019 federal election. Disclosed in Part 108
A-2019-00015 Any correspondence from the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) regarding changes made to the Canada Elections Act between 2014 and 2019. Disclosed in Part 372
A-2019-00016 Provide copies of all communications (including emails, text messages, etc.) between Stephen Zaluski and Stephane Perrault since January 1, 2006. Disclosed in Part 4
A-2019-00017 Provide copies of any communications that Stéphane Perrault has had that mention Stephen Zaluski by any variation of his name (first, last, middle, etc.), since January 1, 2006. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0
A-2019-00025 Written descriptions of the polling division boundaries of the 152 electoral districts that were distributed by Elections Canada between 1991 and 1992 for the Charlottetown Referendum to returning officers, federal and provincial parties, and referendum committees. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0

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2019 – May

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2019-00001 Please provide all ProServices contracts issued in the National Capital Region for the months of October, November and December 2018. Please provide copies of contracts. Disclosed in Part 132
A-2019-00004 Any and all research, presentations, documents, memos, summaries, briefing notes, reports and communications (including emails) from Policy and Public Affairs, and Electoral Integrity pertaining to advertising on online platforms (rules around transparency in election advertising and partisan advertising) excluding any document that would require third party notifications such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Google. Disclosed in Part 543
A-2019-00005 Correspondence between SNC Lavalin and Elections Canada Commissioner Yves Côté regarding any compliance agreement pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0
A-2019-00006 Any and all research, presentations, documents, memos, summaries, briefing notes, reports and communications (including emails) from Policy and Public Affairs, and Electoral Integrity pertaining to advertising on online platforms (rules around transparency in election advertising and partisan advertising). Specifically, include only documents that would require third party notifications such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Google. Timeframe: Jan. 1, 2016 to Feb. 19, 2019 Disclosed in Part 67
A-2019-00007 The list of people who held Election Canada contracts and positions as staff members, temporary workers, contract employees, casual employees, corporations and associations in the period from September 2013 to June 2014. All Disclosed 32
A-2019-00010 Obtain a copy of all documents from the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer that will allow me to see the total costs of each federal general election from 2000 to the present, that is, April 12, 2019. Break down the total costs for each of these general elections by year. I would also like to know the estimated total costs of the upcoming general election on October 21, 2109. All Disclosed 1
A-2019-00011 Obtain a copy of all documents from the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer that will allow me to see the total costs of each by-election that has taken place across the country between 2000 and the present, that is, April 12, 2019. Break down the total costs for each of these by-elections by year, and the location, province, city and electoral district. Disclosed in Part 1
A-2019-00012 From Feb.1, 2019 to May 1,2019, all files, records and communications including electronic correspondence and data, excluding records already made public, regarding or referencing fake news and/or alleged breaches of section 91 of the Canada Elections Act, in the February 25, 2019 Burnaby South by-election. Disclosed in Part 80

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2019 – April

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2018-00005 Request for Voting Services Modernization/Polling Place Process Enhancement Contract (05005-16-0167) ("RFP"): Any and all proposal responses, technical proposals, documentation, reports, submittals, pricing, including, but not limited to any best and final offers and other information submitted by any vendor in response to the above reference RFP Any and all documentation, reports, analysis, scoring or other information related to the evaluation, scoring and ranking of all vendors proposal responses submitted in response to the RFP, including each individual evaluation team member's scoring sheets, notes and other information Any award of contract, contracts, letters of intent or other agreements entered into between Elections Canada and a vendor in response to the RFP. Specifically, any contracts Elections Canada has entered into Compugen, Inc. in response to the RFP or any contracts Election Canada has entered into with KnowInk. Disclosed in Part 3072
A-2018-00032 Obtain the list of briefing notes prepared for the Chief Electoral Officer for the following period: February 1, 2019, to date, March 14. All Disclosed 2
A-2019-00002 Please provide all Task & Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) and Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Supply Arrangement (SA) contracts and Standing Offer (SO) callups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of October, November & December 2018. Please provide copies of contracts and callups. Disclosed in Part 233
A-2019-00003 Please provide all Temporary Help Services (THS) Supply Arrangement (SA) and Standing Offer (SO) callups issued in the National Capital Region for the months October, November & December 2018. Disclosed in Part 27

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2019 – March

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
Nothing to Report

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2019 – February

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2018-00030 Provide copies of all communications between Steve Zaluski, Department of Justice, and Marc Mayrand since January 1, 2005. No information disclosed (no records exist) 0

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2019 – January

Request Number Summary of Request Disposition Number of Pages Disclosed
A-2018-00025 Please provide the information specified related to extensions and requests for correction or revision of electoral campaign returns for candidates who were elected at the 42nd federal election. All Disclosed 1812
A-2018-00026 Please provide all ProServices contracts issued in the National Capital Region for the months of July, August and September 2018. Please provide copies of contracts. Disclosed in Part 93
A-2018-00027 Please provide all Temporary Help Services (THS) Supply Arrangement (SA) and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months July, August and September 2018. Please provide copies of contracts and call-ups. Disclosed in Part 70
A-2018-00028 Please provide all Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS) and Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) Supply Arrangement (SA) contracts and Standing Offer (SO) call-ups issued in the National Capital Region for the months of July, August and September 2018. Please provide copies of contracts and call-ups. Disclosed in Part 126

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