April 23, 2020
Wiseau Studio LLC et al v Harper et al 2020 ONSC 2504
The defendant successfully argued that documentary films qualify as criticism, review and news reporting under the Copyright Act’s allowable fair dealing purposes in this ONSC decision.
August 3, 2018
Ontario Medical Association v (Ontario) Information and Privacy Commissioner 2018 ONCA 673
The ONCA upheld an Ontario Divisional Court decision, which ruled that the names of the top 100 physician billers to OHIP, for the 2008 to 2012 fiscal years, with their specialties and dollar amounts billed, be released to the Toronto Star.
June 5, 2015
Lukacs v Canada (Canadian Transportation Agency) 2015 FCA 140
The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the principle of openness and access to documents with respect to a government agency – the Canadian Transportation Agency.
January 21, 2013
R. v. Renderos 2013 BCPC 0010
During the sentencing of Renderos an application was brought by the CBC for release of an audio exhibit. These were audio recordings of 911 calls made to the police during the 2011 Stanley Cup riots ...
June 4, 2012
Centre de la communauté sourde du Montréal métropolitain c. Institut Raymond-Dewar
A Quebec court refused to grant a confidentiality order requested by the Clerics of St. Viateur. The clerics, as well as the Institute Raymond-Dewar, are named defendants in a class action lawsuit launched by former ...