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Secrétariat à l'accès à l'information et à la réforme des institutions démocratiques

Mission

The Secrétariat à l’accès à l’information et à la réforme des institutions démocratiques has a mandate to assist the Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, in particular to enhance the efficacy of Québec’s democratic institutions and, more specifically, its electoral framework, to elaborate government policy directions respecting the transparency of institutions, to amend and enhance legislation and regulations governing access to information and the protection of personal information, and to promote and ensure access to information and privacy.

Lastly, it advises the government on these questions.

Democratic institutions

In terms of democratic institutions, the SAIRID regularly carries out analyses and studies aimed at their modernization. It is also called upon to formulate opinions and advise the Minister and various departments and bodies on aspects related to laws dealing with elections and referendums. The SAIRID also monitors the work performed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, the Commission de la représentation électorale and the Advisory Committee.

Laws dealing with elections or referendums:

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Ethics Law:

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Access to information and protection of personal information

The SAIRID assists departments and public bodies with the application of the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (Act respecting access) and the regulations adopted under that Act. It also coordinates the network of people in the government in charge of access to documents and the protection of personal information. Under the Act respecting access, the SAIRID is called upon to formulate opinions on access to information and the protection of personal information, in particular as regards proposed legislation and plans to develop information systems for various government entities.

Laws and regulations dealing with access to information and the protection of personal information:

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The following three regulations fall specifically under the jurisdiction of the Commission d’accès à l’information (CAI):

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Secrétariat à l'accès à l'information et à la réforme des institutions démocratiques
Édifice H, 3e étage, bureau 3.501 - 875, Grande Allée Est Québec (Qc)  G1R 4Y8 - 418 528-8024
Last Update: October 12, 2016