DISCLOSURE

Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are availably centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister for the government-wide administration of the legislation).

 

BACKGROUND

Canada Lands Company Limited ("CLCL") is a self-financing agent Crown corporation reporting to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement. It was established in 1956 by letters patent and reactivated in 1995. CLCL is a Canada Business Corporations Act corporation and is listed in Schedule III, Part 1 of the Financial Administration Act. It is an agent of Her Majesty.

CLCL has three subsidiaries:

  • Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (“CLC”), a non-agent Crown corporation, which manages the Corporation’s real estate interests as well as Canada’s National Tower in Toronto, Ontario (CN Tower);
  • Parc Downsview Park Inc., an agent Crown corporation (“PDP”), which manages the operations at Downsview Park and the Downsview Lands in Toronto, Ontario;
    • The Downsview Lands comprise approximately 572 acres (231 hectares) encompassing several proposed neighbourhoods, including Downsview Park. and
  • Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. (“OPMC”), an agent Crown corporation, which owns and operates the Old Port of Montréal and includes the Montréal Science Centre.

CLCL is comprised of a Governor-in-Council appointed Chairman, Board of Directors and one employee who is the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). The President and CEO of CLCL is also the President and CEO and a board member of CLC, PDP and OPMC.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As CLCL holds no assets, it fulfills its mandate and operates its real estate and attractions activities through its CLC, OPMC and PDP subsidiaries.

The mandate of CLCL, as approved by the Government in 1995 and renewed in 2001, is “to ensure the commercially oriented, orderly disposition of selected surplus real properties with best value to the Canadian taxpayer and the holding of certain properties”. In addition to financial considerations, CLCL’s mandate stipulates that other strategic considerations of the Government be taken into account as required, including “the views of affected communities and other levels of Government, and heritage and environmental issues”.

Through its commercially oriented non-agent CLC subsidiary, CLCL ensures the orderly disposition of surplus strategic properties, maintains ownership or management of certain properties which benefit from a federal presence such as the CN Tower and pursues the realization of both financial and community objectives.

 

institutional functions, programs and activITies

CLCL achieves part of its mandate through CLC, which is to purchase strategic surplus properties at fair market value then improve, manage or sell them in order to produce the best possible benefits for both local communities and CLCL’s sole shareholder, the Government of Canada. CLC operates in two related business sectors in order to produce the optimal return on its work, to the benefit of all Canadians.

 

Real Estate and Development

Real estate & development is an important facet of the work CLC undertakes to improve the value of a given asset. Following the purchase of a development property at fair market value, CLC may elect to develop, hold or sell a property. With development it initiates a community consultation process, from which input is collected to create an appropriate plan for the property and surrounding context. CLC will then seek relevant approvals from all levels of local government.

 

Attractions

CLC is one of the country’s largest attractions operators. The company has an established track record of consistent financial success managing and operating some of Canada’s most iconic and historically significant landmarks. CLC has particularly excelled in developing innovative marketing programs to attract visitors and guests even during difficult economic conditions.

 

INTERNAL SERVICES

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

 

Acquisition Services

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

 

Communications Services

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

 

Financial Management Services

Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

 

Human Resources Management Services

Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

 

Information Management Services

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

 

Information Technology Services

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

 

Legal services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

 

Management and Oversight Services

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

 

Materiel Services

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

 

Real Property Services

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

 

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

 

CLASSES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

In the course of conducting the programs and activities of CLCL, categories of personal information may be accumulated which are not contained in the specific information banks described above. This information is stored as part of the general subject files, where records are not normally retrieved by name of individual or other identifier.

This form of personal information is normally retrievable only if specifics are provided concerning the subject matter, related program activity, as well as the date the information was received by CLCL and the name of the person to whom it was addressed. The retention periods for these types of personal information are controlled by the records disposal schedules of the general subject files in which they are stored.

 

MANUALS

● Canada Lands Company Limited Policy Manual 2017

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through requests outside the ATIP process. You may wish to consult Canada Lands Company Limited’s completed Access to Information Summaries. http://www.clcl.ca/access-information-and-privacy

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The following outlines how to make a formal ATIP request.

Mail your letter or Access to Information Request Form http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/350-57-eng.asp or Personal Information Request Form http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/350-58-eng.asp, along with a $5.00 application fee payable to Canada Lands Company Limited to the following address:

Access to Information & Privacy Co-ordinator

1 University Avenue, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2P1
Telephone: 416-952-6111
Facsimile: 416-952-6164

 

READING ROOM

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, an area on the premises will be made available should the applicant wish to review materials on site. The address is:

Canada Lands Company Limited
1 University Avenue, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2P1
Telephone: 416-952-6111