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Government Law - Access to information and privacy - Protection of privacy - Personal information - Government or public information - Health and medical records - Unauthorized disclosure or release

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Crown from an order certifying a class action proceeding brought by two anonymous plaintiffs on behalf of participants in the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP). The plaintiffs’ action alleged that Health Canada sent oversized envelopes addressed in their names, and to 40,000 individuals registered in the MMAP, with the MMAP return address visibly marked on the envelope. The plaintiffs submitted that Health Canada’s manner of sending and labeling the envelopes entitled them to damages for breach of contract, negligence, breach of confidence, intrusion...