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Use our letter generator to kickstart your request

Are you looking for a government report, briefing note or dataset? We’ve pre-written letters for some of the most commonly-requested records. Once you’ve filled out a template, copy the text and paste it into an online request form or mail it to the public body of your choice. For questions about the FOI process, consult our guides. You can also browse examples of FOIs filed by Globe journalists.

Nearly every public body engages in the “procurement” (or contracting-out) process at some point. These are long, often highly technical negotiations between the body and multiple vendors that can generate interesting records. Before filing a request, you may find it useful to consult the public body’s contracts database, if they have one – most federal organizations use CanadaBuys, while provinces often use MERX – and make note of the contract or solicitation number.

To whom it may concern,

This is a request under this jurisdiction’s freedom of information legislation for records held by .

I’m seeking all final contracts and amendments signed by this institutions that concern . Please include any attachments to the aforementioned documents. Records should date from to .

I would like this information sent electronically.

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