Court Cases

There are court decisions which have impacted the interpretation and application of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). We have listed some of those decisions below.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report
Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited v. Ministry of Environment Court of Queen’s Bench 10-13-2016
Canadian Bank Note Limited v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Queen’s Bench 11-02-2016 229-2015
101114386 Saskatchewan Ltd v. Hearing Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Court of Appeal 11-15-2013
Evenson v. Saskatchewan (Ministry of Justice) Court of Queen’s Bench 08-19-2013 F-2012-006
R. v. Trapp Provincial Court 01-26-2009
Haug v. Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety Court of Queen’s Bench 04-11-2005
R. v. Decap Court of Queen’s Bench 07-07-2003
Amendt v. Canada Life Assurance Co. Court of Queen’s Bench 03-09-1999
Weidlich v. Saskatchewan Power Corp. Court of Queen’s Bench 02-25-1998
Liick v. Saskatchewan (Minister of Health) Court of Queen’s Bench 08-05-1994
General Motors Acceptance Corporation of Canada Ltd. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Appeal 11-29-1993
City Collection Co. Ltd. et al v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Appeal 11-29-1993
City Collection Co. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Queen’s Bench 10-26-1993

 The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP)

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report
Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited v. City of Regina Court of Queen’s Bench 10-13-2016

111-2015

087-2015 &   088-2015

Evenson v. Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority Court of Queen’s Bench 09-19-2012 LA-2012-002
Jess v. Saskatchewan District Health Board Court of Queen’s Bench 10-04-2007
R. v. Decap Court of Queen’s Bench 07-07-2003
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Court of Appeal 12-17-2002
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Court of Queen’s Bench 03-14-2002
Amendt v. Canada Life Assurance Co. Court of Queen’s Bench 03-09-1999

 The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA)

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report
Saskatchewan Ltd. v. Hearing Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Court of Appeal 11-15-2013
Germain v. Automobile Injury Appeal Commission Court of Queen’s Bench 02-18-2009
Haug v. Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety Court of Queen’s Bench 04-11-2005

The Privacy Act

Decision Name Court Date
Jess v. Saskatchewan District Health Board Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench 10-04-2007
Peters-Brown v. Regina District Health Board Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench 10-27-1995

 Other Canadian Cases

Decision Name Court Date
Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary Supreme Court of Canada 25-11-2016
Information Commissioner of Canada c. Minister of National Defence, et al. Federal Court of Appeal 03-03-2015
Corporate Express Canada, Inc. v. The President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division 09-19-2014
School District No. 49 (Central Coast) v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Supreme Court of British Columbia 03-23-2012
Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. v. Canada (Health) Supreme Court of Canada 02-03-2012
Information Commissioner of Canada v. Ministry of National Defence Supreme Court of Canada 05-13-2011
Grant v. Torstar Corp. Supreme Court of Canada 12-22-2009
Maranda v. Richer Court of Appeal for Quebec 11-14-2003
Stevens v. Canada (Prime Minister) Court of Appeal 06-05-1998
Descoteaux et al. v. Mierzwinski Supreme Court of Canada 06-23-1980
Solosky v. The Queen Supreme Court of Canada 12-21-1979