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Sample Access Request
(Canada Post Example)


Access to Information Coordinator
Canada Post
2701 Riverside Drive N0080
Ottawa, Ontario

toll-free: 1-866-913-2473
fax: 613-734-6660

Dear Coordinator,

I am applying under the Access to Information Act for the following records:

Please provide from January 1, 2009 to present, records, including corporate plans, reports, briefing notes, meeting notes and communication (e-mail messages and other correspondence) notes on the projected budget and costs, and future of (NAMED) postal outlet/postal plant. Please include regional and headquarter materials.

Please include other records already released under the Access to Information Act by Canada Post on this subject.

Enclosed is a cheque for $5 made out to Canada Post Corporation.* Please provide records as they become available. Call immediately for any clarifications.


For most agencies, the $5 charge is payable to the Receiver General for Canada. In addition to cheques, some agencies also accept credit cards.

If your Access to Information request happens to be directed to Canada Post, please verify that the contact information used in the example above is correct, as it may change. Please note that Canada Post also has a form that can be used for access requests.

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