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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pre-trial discovery - Pre-trial examination - Object and scope - Immunity and privileges - Crown immunity - Persons who may be examined - Third party

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:28 AM  

Appeal by the Attorney General of Canada (AGC) from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming a decision concluding that the obligation to submit to discovery in a proceeding in which it was not a party applied to the federal Crown (Crown). The Court had to determine whether a chief investigator from the federal government’s Competition Bureau could be required to submit to discovery under the rules of civil procedure that applied in Quebec in proceedings in which neither the Crown nor the chief...