The Lawyers Weekly – This tight-fisted stance means knuckles rapped
excerpt from The Lawyers Weekly by Donnalee Moulton
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice has had its knuckles rapped by the court of appeal for failing to hand over requested information to the provincial privacy commissioner. The DOJ claimed solicitor-client privilege prevented sharing the information. The court made it clear that argument did not hold up to legal scrutiny — a determination that is resonating across the country.