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B.C. case highlights scope of solicitor-client privilege

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 6:26 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving the release of e-mails that were deemed under the scope of solicitor-client privilege.

Catherine George, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLPIn British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lee 2017 BCCA 219, released on June 8, the court heard that 19 pages of e-mails between a government lawyer and staff members of RoadSafetyBC were unintentionally disclosed in an access to information request. The attorney general claimed the e-mails contained legal advice and days after...