The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has put out this awesome guide on filing an access to information request to the Canadian Federal Government. Some federal government bodies that might have information about you are the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Canada Border Services Agency, the Correctional Service of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and so other federal organizations.

Why file an access to information request?

The Canadian Government has a history of spying on activists organizing around indigenous rights, social justice and other important issues. An access to information request can help clarify if you’re being watched by federal government bodies and tell you what kind of information they have.