Accessing Historic Records on Intelligence and International Affairs

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Accessing Historic Records on Intelligence and International Affairs

A discussion of potential solutions to the challenges of accessing historic records via Canada’s current Access to Information system.

By Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project

When and where

Date and time

Fri, May 5, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT


Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4 Canada

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About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This event is presented by the Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (

In partnership with:

Library and Archives Canada (

Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (

North American Society for Intelligence History (

Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (


08:30-09:00 Arrival / Coffee

09:00-09:10 Welcome / Overview of event

09:10-09:30 Introductory Remarks – Leslie Weir, Library and Archives Canada

09:20-10:30 Panel 1: Locating Historical Intelligence Records

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:00 Panel 2: Requesting Historical Records via Access to Information

12:00-13:00 Light lunch

13:00-14:15 Panel 3: Making the Access to Information Process Work

14:15-14:45 Coffee

14:45-16-00 Panel 4: Declassification Initiatives

16:00-16:15 Concluding remarks

CFIHP may be able to provide modest assistance to students who wish to attend the event. For more information, please contact Prof. Tim Sayle (

To support the discussion at the event, CFIHP has prepared a draft Research Guide for Records on Foreign Intelligence in Canada, available at: tbc

About the organizer

$40 – $85