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Alberta privacy commissioner cannot compel production of records subject to solicitor-client privilege: Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A constructive dismissal lawsuit, against the University of Calgary, has led to a ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada that Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not require a public body turn over records –

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Litigation privilege ‘can be asserted’ against administrative investigators, Supreme Court of Canada finds in ruling in favour of Aviva

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An insurer in Quebec can assert litigation privilege when the province’s self-regulating body for agents, brokers and claims adjusters demands a copy of an entire file on a claim, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a ruling released this

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Common-law right to dismiss federally-regulated employees without cause ‘completely replaced’ by Canada Labour Code: Supreme Court

July 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian employers regulated by the federal government do not have a common-law right to dismiss non-unionized workers without cause, even if they give those employees notice and/or severance pay, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a ruling released Thursday.