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E-discovery, the Sedona Principles and Quebec’s procedural laws

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 8:28 AM | By Pierre Lefebvre

In Canada, challenges brought by the increased use of electronically stored information (ESI) in legal procedures and the discovery of such documents (e-discovery) have been notably addressed through the application of the Sedona Canada Principles (Sedona Principles).

Originally published in 2008, the Sedona Principles consist of 12 non-binding principles designed to provide guidance on the use of ESI in the context of discovery obligations. While Canadian courts increasingly refer to these principles for guidance, as exemplified by the formal amendments made by jurisdictions like Nova Scotia...