How to request information from the Canadian Government

Recently, I’ve been asked about resources for the Federal Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, known together as ATIP. This is how I actually get my records. This will be a fairly long post, and will have links to the proper sections, first the Privacy Act. (Sorry about formatting, this was rushed, and will be massaged into something more useful soon.)</em>

Privacy Act</strong>

The Privacy Act is the act that entitles every person who is present in Canada to the information that the Canadian Government gathers from them. If you have done the following, the government has data on you: