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Lack of Canadian connection key to court allowing export of French painting: lawyers

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 10:25 AM | By Terry Davidson

A court decision to greenlight an auction house’s export of an 19th century French painting provides clarity as to when there is an insufficient Canadian connection to keep cultural property from leaving the country, legal minds say.

The June 12 Federal Court of Canada decision in Heffel Gallery Limited v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FC 605 involves Iris bleus, jardin du Petit Gennevilliers, a 1892 oil on canvas by French impressionist Gustave Caillebotte.

In November 2016, Heffel Fine Art Auction House sold Iris bleus to a gallery...