Access to Information Requests

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority posts summaries of completed Access to Information requests under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)-

Submitting a request online to Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority

The Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service offers a convenient way to make:
  • an access to information request
  • a personal information request
This service:
  • enables individuals to make an online request for information that is held by a Government of Canada institution
  • eliminates the need to print, scan, and email or mail a form to an institution
  • Submit an online request for information

Completed Access to Information Requests

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority posts summaries of completed Access to Information requests it completes under the Access to Information Act (ATIA). The following list contains summaries of completed requests for which documents have been retrieved or treated. The list is provided in chronological order, by month and year, and by request number. (Requests focusing on personal information or third party proprietary information are not included.)

Mar-23 Nothing to Report
Month Request # Summary of Request Disposition of Request Number of Pages Released
Jan-24 Nothing to Report
Dec-23 A-2023-01 Information pertaining to Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority’s letters patent, business framework documents surrounding official languages and copies of organization charts with language profiles. Disclosed in Part 49
Nov-23 Nothing to Report
Oct-23 Nothing to Report
Sep-23 Nothing to Report
Aug-23 Nothing to Report
Jul-23 Nothing to Report
Jun-23 Nothing to Report
May-23 Nothing to Report
Apr-23 Nothing to Report
Feb-23 Nothing to Report
Jan-23 Nothing to Report
Dec-22 Nothing to Report
Nov-22 Nothing to Report
Oct-22 Nothing to Report
Sep-22 Nothing to Report
Aug-22 Nothing to Report
Jul-22 Nothing to Report
Jun-22 Nothing to Report
May-22 Nothing to Report
Apr-22 Nothing to Report
Mar-22 A-2022-001 Request Received for: Statistics from March 23, 2020 to January 2022 on seizures at the Hamilton‐Oshawa Port Authority No records exist 0
Feb-22 A-2021-004 Request Received for: Any permits or approvals for the Property 386 Wilcox Street under the Canada Marine Act or any other act administered by HOPA All Disclosed 1
Jan-22 Nothing to Report
Dec-21 A-2021-001 Documents Associated with: Vaccination and/or medical testing policies and/or mandates deemed enforceable upon employees of HAMILTON‐OSHAWA PORT AUTHORITY. All Disclosed 7
Dec-21 A-2021-002 Request Received for: Disclosure of any and all conflicts of interest, and/or any records thereof, for all staff at HAMILTON‐OSHAWA PORT AUTHORITY All Exempted 0
Dec-21 A-2021-003 Request Received for: Any and all contracts, service agreements, policy agreements, lease agreements, health and safety related notices between HAMILTON‐OSHAWA PORT AUTHORITY and KUBES All Exempted 0
Nov-21 Nothing to Report
Oct-21 Nothing to Report
Sep-21 Nothing to Report
Aug-21 Nothing to Report
Jul-21 Nothing to Report
Jun-21 Nothing to Report
May-21 Nothing to Report
Apr-21 Nothing to Report
Mar-21 Nothing to Report
Feb-21 Nothing to Report
Jan-21 Nothing to Report
Dec-20 Nothing to Report
Nov-20 Nothing to Report
Oct-20 Nothing to Report
Sep-20 Nothing to Report
Aug-20 Nothing to Report
Jul-20 Nothing to Report
Jun-20 Nothing to Report
May-20 Nothing to Report
Apr-20 Nothing to Report
Mar-20 Nothing to Report
Feb-20 Nothing to Report
Jan-20 Nothing to Report
Dec-19 Nothing to Report
Nov-19 Nothing to Report
Oct-19 Nothing to Report
Sep-19 Nothing to Report
Aug-19 Nothing to Report
Jul-19 Nothing to Report
Jun-19 Nothing to Report
May-19 Nothing to Report
Apr-19 Nothing to Report
Mar-19 Nothing to Report
Feb-19 Nothing to Report
Jan-19 Nothing to Report
Dec-18 Nothing to Report
Nov-18 Nothing to Report
Oct-18 Nothing to Report
Sep-18 Nothing to Report
Aug-18 Nothing to Report
Jul-18 Nothing to Report
Jun-18 Nothing to Report
May-18 Nothing to Report
Apr-18 Nothing to Report
Mar-18 Nothing to Report
Feb-18 Nothing to Report
Jan-18 Nothing to Report
Dec-17 OSH-ATI-01-17 Request received for Environmental Assessment Information – extension granted for 30 days – Request fulfilled Feb 16, 2018 Disclosed in part 177
Nov-17 Nothing to Report
Oct-17 Nothing to Report
Sep-17 Nothing to Report
Aug-17 Nothing to Report
Jul-17 Nothing to Report
Jun-17 Nothing to Report
May-17 Nothing to Report
Apr-17 Nothing to Report
Mar-17 A-2016/17-003 Documents associated with the current security guard contract in place with the port. Specifically, copies of the current contract including wages/bill rates and all changes/addendum, a copy of all evaluation documentation from the previous procurement, and a copy of the winning proposal from the previous procurement. All Exempted 0
Feb-17 Nothing to Report
Jan-17 OSH-ATI-02-16 Request received for OPA insurance information coverage – extension granted for 30 days – Request fulfilled March 23, 2017 All Disclosed 890
Jan-17 A-2016/17-002 The monetary amount of contracts provided to Deloitte, Ernst and Young (EY), KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT), IBM, Accenture, Interis, BDO and Tiree , by fiscal year, for the past 5 fiscal years (2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-2013 and 2011-12), and the first two quarters of 2016/17. All Disclosed 1
Dec-16 Nothing to Report
Nov-16 Nothing to Report
Oct-16 Nothing to Report
Sep-16 Nothing to Report
Aug-16 Nothing to Report
Jul-16 A-2016/17-001 Listing of companies that were awarded tenders or purchase orders for toner and copy paper for 2015 and 2016. All Disclosed 1
Jun-16 Nothing to Report
May-16 Nothing to Report
Apr-16 Nothing to Report
Mar-16 A-2015/16-001 Suppliers used to print and produce letterhead and envelopes in 2015. All Disclosed 1
Feb-16 Nothing to Report
Jan-16 Nothing to Report
Dec-15 OSH-ATI-03-2015 Contracts, service or lease aggreements entered into with, or a licence granted by, the Oshawa Port Authoirty and or its subsidiaries, and Terminaux Portuaires du Quebec (TPQ) and or any of its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Oshawa Stevedoring. Exempted 0
Nov-15 OSH-ATI-02-2015 Emails between Oshawa Port Authority president & CEO Donna Taylor, Chairman of the Board Gary Valcour, and any persons or representatives of the FarmTech Energy Corp. No records exist 0
Oct-15 Nothing to Report
Sep-15 Nothing to Report
Aug-15 Nothing to Report
Jul-15 OSH-ATI-01-2015 Policies for travel and hospitality expenses incurred by federally appointed board members (including chairperson), and for the reimbursement thereof. All hospitality and travel expense claims (including submitted claim forms and processing documentation) and supporting documentation (including, where available, receipts, invoices, itineraries, hotel bills, taxi chits, boarding passes, tickets, meal and food receipts and bills, etc), as well as any amendments or modifications thereto. Scope: Current and former federally appointed chairpersons and board members. Time frame: 2010 to present. All records disclosed 60
Jun-15 Nothing to Report
May-15 Nothing to Report
Apr-15 Nothing to Report
Mar-15 Nothing to Report
Feb-15 Nothing to Report
Jan-15 Nothing to Report
Dec-14 Nothing to Report
Nov-14 Nothing to Report
Oct-14 Nothing to Report
Sep-14 A-2014-003 Expense records for Bruce Wood, President and CEO for the years of 2013, 2012 and 2011. All Disclosed 70
Aug-14 Nothing to Report
Jul-14 Nothing to Report
Jun-14 OSH-ATI-01-2014 Contracts awarded to SNC Lavalin Group Inc. and/or any of its subsidiaries 2004 to present. No Records Exist 0
May-14 Nothing to Report
Apr-14 Nothing to Report
Mar-14 Nothing to Report
Feb-14 Nothing to Report
Jan-14 A-2014-001 Records respecting any licence, permit, authorization, contract or agreement concerning a proposal to develop and provide billboard advertising on property belonging to the HPA All Exempted 0

Larissa Fenn

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Larissa Fenn is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at HOPA Ports, leading a team responsible for communications and government relations, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and corporate culture.

Previous positions included communications and public policy roles at the Canadian Bankers Association, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and the Regional Municipality of Halton.

Larissa holds a B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from Queen’s University. She holds the APR designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society, and completed the Senior Public Sector Leaders program at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business. Larissa has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and as a member of the Policy Council of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Fitzgerald

Vice President, Strategic Development

Bill assumed the role of Vice President, Strategic Development in 2024, after having served as HOPA’s Vice President, Operations since 2008.

Bill joined the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority in July 1995 as Project Engineer. He previously worked with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa’s Transportation Department, as well as for the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Waterloo.

Bill received a Bachelor of Applied Science, civil engineering / water resources, in 1995 from the University of Waterloo and registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1997.

Jeremy Dunn

Vice President, Operations

Jeremy assumed the role of Vice President, Operations in 2024 after having served as HOPA’s Commercial Vice President since 2019. Prior to joining HOPA, Jeremy served in successive leadership roles at The Miller Group, one of Canada’s leading transportation construction and infrastructure maintenance companies. Jeremy has managed multiple business groups in the heavy construction, asphalt paving and aggregates sectors driving results through business restructuring, service improvement and strategic growth. In his most recent role, Jeremy served as General Manager of Miller Maintenance, responsible for managing and growing Miller’s highway maintenance business in Ontario.

Previous to The Miller Group, Jeremy held the position of Director of Operations for the Dunn Group of Companies.

Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) through Queen’s University. He also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.

Janet Knight

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer for the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority since 2008, Janet joined the HPA in 1998 as Accounting Supervisor and subsequently served as Controller.

Prior to joining the HPA, Janet held the position of Financial Analyst with St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as various positions, including Marketing Communications/Research Lead with Zeneca Agro. Janet graduated from McMaster University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Commerce. She attained the professional designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1992.

Ian Hamilton

President & CEO

Ian Hamilton is President & CEO of HOPA Ports (Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority). He assumed this role in 2017, after serving as the Port Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Real Estate since 2008. Ian has been instrumental in developing working waterfronts in Hamilton, Oshawa, and Niagara by attracting new business and private investment, and creating an integrated marine network across Southern Ontario.

Ian possesses more than 25 years of experience in international transportation and logistics in Europe and North America, and has held progressively senior positions in the liner shipping industry, including Transatlantic Trade Director (Europe) for CP Ships and Business Development Manager for Hapag-Lloyd. Ian is Chairperson of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, and holds positions on various other boards, including: the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Hamilton Club, and Brigs Youth Sail Training.

Ian holds an MBA from Aston University (UK) and a BSc in business administration and economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.