The Act respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information and the Regulation respecting the Distribution of Information and the Protection of Personal Information grant citizens the right to access personal information concerning them and to request that information be corrected if it is inaccurate, incomplete or equivocal, or if its collection, release or keeping is not authorized by law.
The Act also allows anybody who so requests access to documents held by the Board in the performance of its duties, subject to applicable restrictions and exemptions, regardless of the form of documents written, graphical, audio, visual, computerized or other.
Request for access to information
Any request for access to information must be addressed to the person in charge of access to documents and protection of personal information:
Ms. Marie-Josée Gouin
President and CEO
Accès aux documents et protection des renseignements personnels
Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants
4.03 – 201, boulevard Crémazie Est
Montréal (Québec) H2M 1L2
A request for access to information may be written or verbal, but only decisions rendered in response to requests received in writing can be reviewed by the Commission d’accès à l’information. In order to be receivable, a request for access to a document must be sufficiently precise to enable the document to be found. The person in charge of access to documents and the protection of personal information can provide assistance in formulating a request and identifying a document to any person who requests it.
Fees may apply for the reproduction of documents.
The person in charge of access to documents and the protection of personal information must give those who make a written request a date of receipt of their request. Thereafter, she or he must respond diligently to any request, not later than 20 days after the date of receipt. If she or he considers that it is impossible to process the request without disturbing the organization’s normal activities, the person in charge may extend this time period by not more than 10 days and must notify the requester.
If a request is rejected partly or totally, or if the time period allowed for a response has elapsed, the request may ask the Commission d’accès à l’information to review the decision.
Dissemination of information
On its website, the Conseil des Appellations Réservées et des Termes Valorisants publishes the laws, regulations, policies and other similar documents on which it bases its decisions:
- Act respecting Reserved Designations and Added-Value Claims
- Regulation respecting Reserved Designations
- Regulation respecting Criteria and Requirements for Accreditation
This section also contains information of a public nature, including:
- Internal structure and organization chart
- Bylaws (in French)
- Code of ethics and conduct (in French)
- Description of services and programs
- Strategic plan (in French)
- Annual report (in French)
- Register of recognized reserved designations in Québec
- Various guides and publications
Requests for access to information received
Subject of the request: Copy of the current specification manual for the Vin du Québec PGI
Date response transmitted: October 9, 2018
Dissemination date: October 15, 2018
Subject of the request: Number of employees at the Conseil des Appellations Réservées et des Termes Valorisants having an annual salary of over $100,000, the average salary of these employees, and the highest and lowest salary of these employees.
Date response transmitted: September 6, 2018
Dissemination date: September 19, 2018
Subject of the request: Details of all requests for access to information received for the period from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018.
Date response transmitted: July 9, 2018
Dissemination date: July 18, 2018
Subject of the request: All documents reporting on annual administrative performance indicators from 2009-2010 to 2014-2015 under the Government Sustainable Development Strategy 2015-2020
Date documents transmitted: April 15, 2016
Dissemination date: April 19, 2016
Subject of the request: All evaluation documents setting out the findings and recommendations transmitted to the Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor on completion of evaluation work on a program, if applicable, in the version approved by the deputy minister or the manager of the organization under Section 2, articles 9 to 12, of the Directive concernant l’évaluation de programme dans les ministères et les organismes.
Date documents transmitted: July 27, 2015
Dissemination date: July 30, 2015
Subject of the request: All documents concerning violations and fines levied under the Act respecting Reserved Designations and Added-Value Claims as well as sanctions. Number of criminal prosecutions brought under articles 63 and 78 of the same Act.
Date commenced transmitted: April 30, 2015
Dissemination date: May 4, 2015
Disclosure of expenditure
Information concerning the rental lease
The organization occupies administrative premises provided by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec. Its operational centre is located on the fourth floor of a building owned by the Société québécoise des infrastructures.
Information concerning executive secretaries
Ms. Pascale Tremblay is the only person in this employment category, with the status of a level 3 chief executive officer of a government organization.
For more information, see the following documents in PDF format:
- Appointment decree 303-2017 (March 29, 2017) (in French)
- Annual salaries, indemnities, and allowances of executive secretaries (in French)
- Rules concerning the compensation and other working conditions of full-time executive secretaries (in French)