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Solicitor-client info must be kept from information commissioner’s prying eyes, say lawyers

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 12:53 PM | By Terry Davidson

An East Coast lawyer is warning against the toppling of a “pillar” of law following talk of allowing P.E.I.’s information commissioner access to material protected by solicitor-client privilege.

A provincial-government discussion paper is asking for feedback when it comes to the possibility of expanding P.E.I.’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP) to include municipalities, post-secondary institutions and police forces.

Open and Accessible Government: Modernizing the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act also talks of a possible amendment that would give P.E.I.’s...