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ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Access to information - Inspection of public documents - Requests for disclosure - Bars and grounds for refusal - Solicitor-client privilege

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:16 AM  

Appeal by the Attorney General of British Columbia from a chambers judge decision finding that certain inadvertently disclosed communications in the context of access to information request were not protected by solicitor-client privilege. The Attorney General asserted privilege over 19 pages of email communications between a government lawyer and employees of the Ministry of Justice and RoadSafetyBC, mistakenly included in a package of documents produced in response to an access to information request made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The law...