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2023 FCA 167

In this decision, the FCA is examining a Federal Court decision which dealt with five applications under section 41 of the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, having to do with the refusals of Correctional Service Canada and the Parole Board of Canada to disclose records relating to certain offenders to the families of the victims of those offenders.

Section 140(13) of the Corrections Act imposes an explicit limit on victims’ access to audio recordings, a limitation which applies to the families of the victims.

The FCA found that the Federal Court did not err in dismissing the families’ applications for a review of Corrections Canada’s and the Parole Board’s refusal to disclose the withheld information.