SCC to rule on production of confidential provincial Cabinet records

July 27, 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether public interest immunity, previously known as Crown privilege, permits provincial governments to withhold confidential cabinet documents in the context of judicial review applications.

The judgments in Attorney General of British Columbia v. Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British Columbia and Attorney General of Nova Scotia representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia, et al. v. Judges of the Provincial Court and Family Court of Nova Scotia, as represented by the Nova Scotia Provincial Judges Association arise from provincial judges’ challenges to provincial governments’ right to depart from statutorily-mandated recommendations regarding judicial compensation.

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