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As part of our continued commitment to openness and transparency, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador provides citizens of the province with access to information about completed requests made under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The online posting is a summary of the information requested and responded to since January 1, 2013 by core government departments and applies to access requests received by departments for general information and not personal information requested by individuals. Responses will be published following a 72-hour period after the response is sent electronically to the applicant, or five days in the case where the records are mailed to the applicant.

The posting of completed access requests includes the file number and summary of each request, the department responsible, a copy of the final response letter to the applicant with all personal information removed and a copy of the responsive records. Any personal information is removed as this is protected under section 40 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015.

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Request NumberRequest SummaryDate PostedDepartment
CSSD/4/2017 All information sent to/from the Minister that relates to the resignation of Ms. Carol Chafe.2017-02-24Children, Seniors and Social Development
JPS/19/2017 The number of sexual offence charges -- including but not limited to sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation, being in possession of child pornography, incest, anal intercourse, forcible confinement -- heard in Labrador courts (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Wabush, and all circuit courts) over the last five years, divided by year and month, and a record of how each case was resolved.2017-02-24Justice and Public Safety
JPS/22/2017 I would like a list and names associated with all court cases in Newfoundland and Labrador that exceed the timeframe of 30 months in superior courts and 18 months in provincial courts, broken down by court and region.2017-02-24Justice and Public Safety
PRE/4/2017 Please provide ALL correspondence between the Premier and his staff (both past and current), The Natural Resources Minister/officials/staff, Minister of Finance/officials/staff and/or Fortis/NL Hydro/Newfoundland Power related to the rate stabilization plan and refund. This request would cover the period of July 1, 2016 to January 12, 2017.2017-02-24The Office of the Premier
JPS/21/2017 I would like a list of the criminal charges in Labrador courts from Jan. 2016 to now, broken down by courthouse and by charge, with the number of unique criminal charges brought to each court.2017-02-24Justice and Public Safety
HCS/148/2016[3] Any emails or correspondence from Steve Kent when he was Health Minister discussing Nursing Cuts, Staffing Cuts, Staff re-allocations.2017-02-24Health and Community Services
JPS/142/2016 We request documents detailing the number, length, and reason for periods of lockdowns in Newfoundland and Labrador correctional facilities. We request documents that list how many lockdowns occurred, the length of each of the lockdowns, and the reason for each lockdown, in the following correctional facilities, from January 1, 2014 to the present: 1. Her Majesty's Penitentiary; 2. St. John 's Lockup; 3. West Coast Correctional Institution; 4. Newfoundland & Labrador Correctional Centre for Women; 5. Bishop's Falls Correctional Centre; 6.. Corner Brook Lockup; 7. Labrador Correctional Centre. 2017-02-20Justice and Public Safety
NR/69/2016 Any meeting or briefing notes involving Husky Energy or Suncor from and including August til now.2017-02-20Natural Resources
HCS/147/2016 All briefing materials, research papers, or other background information prepared for and/or provided to Minister John Haggie as well as all deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers in the Department of health and Community Services concerning marijuana legalization in Canada.2017-02-20Health and Community Services
NR/61/2016 All records, excluding emails, from this year that relate to the Flemish Pass basin.2017-02-20Natural Resources
BTCRD/1/2017 Details on rural broadband initiatives/contracts with ISPs in NL; communities included, cost, service levels. Any info on discussions of potential future rural broadband initiatives.2017-02-17Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
MA/12/2017 STORM SEWER DRAWINGS with relation to : Tender- Tilleys Rd. South Storm Upgrade, Town Of Conception Bay South.2017-02-17Municipal Affairs
JPS/11/2017 All policy and research analyses, guides, proposals, manuals, and briefs from January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2017 in relation to prosecuting accused individuals who have suspected or diagnosed dementia, including but not limited to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia.2017-02-17Justice and Public Safety
EDU/5/2017 I would like all correspondence between the Dept. of Education and Pearson Canada from October 1, 2015 - January 19, 2017.2017-02-16Education and Early Childhood Development
EDU/6/2017 I would like all correspondence between the Dept. of Education and the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board between Oct 1, 2015 - January 19, 2017.2017-02-16Education and Early Childhood Development
EDU/4/2017 I would like all correspondence between the Dept. of Education and the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board between Oct 1, 2015 - January 19, 2017.2017-02-16Education and Early Childhood Development
FIN/6/2017 A list of all public opinion polling done since December 2015.2017-02-16Finance
FIN/3/2017 Please provide ALL correspondence between any or all of the following: the Premier and his staff (both past and current), The Natural Resources Minister/officials/staff, Minister of Finance/officials/staff and/or Fortis/NL Hydro/Newfoundland Power related to the rate stabilization plan and refund. This request would cover the period of July 1, 2016 to January 12, 2017.2017-02-16Finance
EDU/8/2017 All correspondence or information provided to the current Minister or previous Minister, in any format, regarding Comprehensive Assessment test user qualifications, the agreement with Pearson Canada the Test Provider the concerns brought forth by the NLPB regarding this agreement, the qualifications of test users, how the tests are administered in our schools.2017-02-16Education and Early Childhood Development
EDU/7/2017 Any correspondence between the Dept. of Education and the School Districts regarding guidance counsellors and/or educational psychologists and their training and/or qualifications, between Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 19, 2017.2017-02-16Education and Early Childhood Development
WP/14/2016[1] All correspondence, handwritten notes, meeting notes, including reaction, related to minister's December 12 news conference about online threats.2017-02-16Women's Policy Office
TW/14/2017 The Acting Minister of Transportation of Works stated yesterday that the trigger point for calling out/keeping back snow clearing crews on high volume traffic areas is a forecast of 6cm of snow. An email that I have in my possession from the Superintendent of Operations at the White Hills to supervisors clearly states that the trigger point is a forecast of greater than 10cm of snow. The Acting Minister stated that my information was "outdated" and that it had been changed to 6cm. Please provide me with all documentation, including emails within the Dept to clearly show on what date this policy was changed from greater than 10cm to 6cm.2017-02-13Transportation and Works
HCS/150/2016 This is a request for any and all records, emails, briefing notes, documents or correspondence between the Provincial Government, Western Health and the City of Corner Brook regarding the replacement of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital from April 2016 to present. This request should also include records (same as above) pertaining to the $40 million already spent on the project.2017-02-13Health and Community Services
TW/15/2017 I would like a copy of the Depts Preventative Maintenance Program for the maintenance of its equipment as well as documentation to verify that if such a program does indeed exist, that it is actually being carried out.2017-02-13Transportation and Works
AESL/2/2017 The amount of money paid directly to landlords on behalf of AES clients for accommodations in: Rooming Houses; Bed sitters; Private shelters; Boarding Houses by the Department for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and to date for this fiscal year. This would be province-wide (and by region if applicable).2017-02-13Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
ENV/7/2017[1] Request relating to a complaint filed with Water resources Management Division.2017-02-13Environment and Climate Change
OCIO/3/2017 I request the Black's Law Dictionary 10th ed. (West Group, 2014), Bryan A. Garner, editor ISBN 978-0-314-61300-4.2017-02-13Office of the Chief Information Officer
HRS/2/2017 A short time after the election and after the members took their positions the Chief of Staff or a delegate of the premier or the government arranged for all elected members from the liberal majority to receive Communications Training That training included how to respond to questions using techniques such as "bridging" and how to avoid directly answering a question. Please provide me with the names and identities of the instructors, all materials covered and a copy of all handouts and written material provided to the members (trainees) All attendees had mock interviews recorded, please provide me with a copy at least of the audio alone of these mock interviews along with any instructors who were recorded giving directions. Please identify the company or persons who provided the training.2017-02-13Human Resource Secretariat
ENV/12/2017 Copies of PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT issued to the Town of Upper Island Cove in the last 10 years.2017-02-13Environment and Climate Change
TW/22/2017 Any and all records related to projected costs of overtime for snow clearing personnel this year and the actual cost of overtime and related records for last year.2017-02-13Transportation and Works
TW/10/2017[1] Please provide all correspondence regarding the sinkhole incident that occurred on the TCH near Salmonier Line. This would include but not limited to correspondence to and from the Premier's Office, Minister Hawkins as well as acting Minister Joyce, TW staff/officials including Christian Morris Superintendent of Operations and the contractor. Furthermore, I kindly request details concerning timelines: - when was incident initially reported and by whom - when was the depot staff made aware - when was the Minister and/or his staff/officials made aware - when was the Superintendent of Operations, Christian Morris first contacted? - when was the work order signed and issued? - when did the first engineering assessment take place (specific to date and time) - when did repairs begin (specific to date and time) This request would cover Dec 20, 2016 to present.2017-02-13Transportation and Works
ENV/3/2017 I would like access to any record, in all formats, since Jan. 2014, that discusses or indicates concerns about residential and commercial oil tanks manufactured by Parrsboro Metal Fabricators Ltd.2017-02-08Environment and Climate Change
TW/7/2017 We are requesting the daily reports generated for each MOS depot, province-wide, from December 5, 2016 to January 5, 2017. The reports would provide the percentage of machinery available per day, number of runs, percentage of runs, route descriptions, comments, equipment numbers, borrowed equipment, etc. 2017-02-08Transportation and Works
ENV/2/2017 All environmental (e.g. noise quality, surface/ground water quality, air/dust quality, blasting, habitat, etc.) impact assessment reports concerning the operation of the Atlantic Mineral limestone quarry located in Lower Cove, NL for the last 10 years. This would include any regular environmental assessments conducted by the Government of NL to understand and evaluate the quarry's environmental impact.2017-02-08Environment and Climate Change
EDU/1/2017 I am requesting a copy of all annual, air quality inspections/reports completed from 2008 to 2016 for each of the five schools within the Crescent Collegiate School system: Whitbourne Elementary, Holy Family Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Crescent Collegiate and Acreman Elementary. As well as any emails, briefing notes sent to the NLESD from the Dept. of Health & Community Services regarding air quality at these schools over the same time frame of 2008 to 2016.2017-02-08Education and Early Childhood Development
EC/1/2017 Records related to any comprehensive review(s) of the government's real estate portfolio, to determine how best to enhance its public value. Date range of request is Nov. 1, 2015 to the present.2017-02-08Executive Council
FIN/1/2017 A list of briefing materials provided to the minister in December 2016.2017-02-08Finance
TW/8/2017 I am requesting an itemized list of all snow clearing equipment in Newfoundland and Labrador. Please include the number of vehicles located at each depot, with a breakdown of the types of snow clearing vehicles. I am also requesting records of the date, duration, and reason for all snow clearing equipment being taken out of service between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 5, 2017. 2017-02-08Transportation and Works
TW/4/2017 Under the Division of Government Air Services, please provide copies of all Aircraft Flight Authorizations for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years. This is the official name of the document requested - "All copies of the "Interoffice Daily Aircraft Status Report".2017-02-08Transportation and Works
TW/3/2017 Please provide all daily equipment availability reports for the department's snow clearing and ice control assets. This request would cover from November 1, 2016 to January 4, 2017.2017-02-08Transportation and Works
PRE/1/2017 A list of briefing materials provided to the premier in December 2016.2017-02-08The Office of the Premier
FIN/2/2017 A copy of the following briefing material provided to the minister in Nov 2016 - Innu Land Claims Alcohol Chapter - Group Insurance Deduction Issue for Teachers's Pensioners - Johnson's Insurance Data File - Economic Outlook for Newfoundland and Labrador Please provide each set of materials as it is completed.2017-02-08Finance
EDU/2/2017 Request amount contracted/to be paid to the members of the Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes for the duration of their time/work on the Task Force.2017-02-08Education and Early Childhood Development
MA/1/2017[1] The Town Council of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's received a 2014-2017 Multi Year Capital Works (MYCW) Grant of total value of $2,763,119.00 for water for Skinners Road and water/sewer for Drovers Heights, Franklin Place, and a section of Indian Meal Line. The Provincial portion of this grant is $1,848,600.00. Request records of any and all expenditures/transactions/adjustments from this grant including Provincial share and Town share to December 31, 2016.2017-02-08Municipal Affairs
TW/12/2017 Please provide all engineering assessment reports and related correspondence (including assessments of culverts) completed on the TCH between Whitbourne and St. John's for the past 16 months.2017-02-08Transportation and Works
TW/11/2017 On Backtalk, January 3, 2017 with Host Pete Soucy, Minister Eddie Joyce, as I understood from the discussion, stated that the use of snow clearing equipment and/or the practice of snow clearing in NL meets National Standards. Request copy of National Standards referenced.2017-02-08Transportation and Works
TW/1/2017 I am looking for all correspondence including emails between representatives of NL and the non winning bidders of ferry RFP's between the time frames of 2014 - 2017.2017-02-08Transportation and Works
NR/2/2017 A list of briefing materials provided to the minister in December 2016.2017-02-08Natural Resources
MA/3/2017[1] Please provide ALL correspondence including by not exclusive to Minister Eddie Joyce and staff/officials at Crown Lands Division, as well as MHA Colin Holloway concerning an land/permit application made by an individual.2017-02-08Municipal Affairs
EDU/3/2017 All emails sent and received by the MUN President, Dr. Gary Kachanoski, from January 1st 2016 - January 1st 2017.2017-02-08Education and Early Childhood Development

[1] Information redacted due to personal information.
[2] Information redacted due to third party information.
[3] Information redacted due to reference to cabinet record.
[4] Information redacted due to legal concerns.

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