BCSC upholds decision of the information and privacy commissioner denying assertions of privileges over certain documents

21. December 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Information and Privacy Commissioner – Disclosure of records – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Judicial review – Standard of review – Correctness – Solicitor-client privilege – Litigation privilege – definition Sechelt (District) v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2021] B.C.J. No. 2363, 2021 BCSC 2143, ...

City ordered to produce redacted legal invoices from collective bargaining process on a freedom of information request

20. October 2020 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Information and Privacy Commissioner – Disclosure of records – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure – Exceptions – Judicial review – Legislative compliance – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Municipalities – Statutory interpretation Brockville (City) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2020] O.J. No. 3160, ...

Exploring the scope of solicitor-client privilege

17. December 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Information and Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Standard of review – Correctness – Solicitor-client privilege British Columbia (Minister of Justice) v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2019] B.C.J. No. 1973, 2019 BCSC 1787, British Columbia Supreme ...

Procedural Fairness and the Duty to Disclose

17. September 2019 0
Where information that is central to a complaint forms the basis for a report prepared by an investigator of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, this information must be disclosed to the complainant. It is not sufficient to provide a summary of the information to the complainant in a report. The duty to disclose is high ...

The Court quashed an Information and Privacy Commissioner adjudicator’s decision that the College of Physicians and Surgeons was required to produce information related to a quality assurance program at the subject physician’s request

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Public interest – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Physicians and surgeons British Columbia (College of Physicians and Surgeons) v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2019] B.C.J. No. ...

The applicant made a request for personal information from the Communications Security Establishment. He claimed the response was unsatisfactory. He filed a formal complaint with the Officer of Privacy Commissioner of Canada, claiming that he had been improperly denied access to his personal information. The complaint was rejected by the Privacy Commissioner. The applicant was unsuccessful before the court on judicial review. The court recognized the sensitivity of the information being requested and concluded that, in respect of some of that information, the decision of the CSE to neither deny nor confirm its existence was reasonable.

19. February 2019 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – National defence – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Martinez v. Communications Security Establishment, [2018] F.C.J. No. 1190, 2018 FC 1179, Ontario Federal Court, November 23, 2018, S.E. Roussel J. The Communications Security Establishment (the “CSE”) is administered ...

A reporter requested access to information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F31 (the “Act”) relating to the top 100 physician billers under the Ontario Health Insurance Program, a breakdown of the physician’s specialties and the amount billed

16. October 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Compliance with legislation – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness Ontario Medical Assn. v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2018] O.J. No. 4107, 2018 ONCA 673, Ontario Court of Appeal, ...

Whether a child-client’s litigation records with the Children’s Lawyer for Ontario are subject to a parent’s freedom of information request

21. August 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Custody and control – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Correctness – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Public body – Solicitor-client privilege Children’s Lawyer for Ontario v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), [2018] O.J. ...

The Appellant, University of British Columbia, successfully appealed the order of a Chambers Judge. The Chambers Judge had denied its petition for judicial review of a decision of an adjudicator in the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC). The adjudicator had ordered certain admissions criteria to be disclosed to the Respondent, Mr. Lister.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness University of British Columbia v. Lister, [2018] B.C.J. No. 658, 2018 BCCA 139, British Columbia Court of Appeal, April 13, 2018, M.V. Newbury, P.A. ...

When faced with a multi-pronged test, a tribunal must not rely on a broad-brush approach, but must engage in a thorough analysis of the entire test, reviewing all the evidence before it

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. v. British Columbia (Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services), [2018] B.C.J. No. 506, 2018 BCSC 444, British Columbia Supreme Court, March 20, 2018, D.W. ...