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
Leo v. Global Transportation Hub Authority Court of Queen’s Bench 11-23-2018 311-2017, 312-2017, 313-2017, 316-2017, 340-2017, 341-2017, 342-2017
Leo v. Global Transportation Hub Authority Court of Queen’s Bench 06-13-2019
Shook Legal, Ltd. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Queen’s Bench 08-31-2018 063-2017
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 Corp. 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

Section 23 of FOIP

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. British Columbia (Police Complaint Commissioner) Supreme Court of British Columbia 08-28-2015
Ontario (Community Safety and Correctional Services) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Supreme Court of Canada 04-24-2014
Ring v. Memorial University of Newfoundland Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador 03-24-2014
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Information Commissioner) Federal Court of Appeal 11-23-2011
Lévis (City) v. Fraternité des policiers de Lévis Inc. Supreme Court of Canada 03-22-2007
Gombu v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Ontario Divisional Court 05-10-2002
Rizzo & Rizzo Shoes Ltd. (Re) Supreme Court of Canada 01-22-1998
Ontario (Minister of Health) v. Holly Big Canoe Court of Appeal for Ontario 04-28-1995
R. v. Tapaquon Supreme Court of Canada 12-16-1993
General Motors Acceptance Corp. of Canada v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan 11-29-1993 FOIP
R. v. Kelly Supreme Court of Canada 06-11-1992
Thomson v. Canada (Deputy Minister of Agriculture) Supreme Court of Canada 02-13-1992
R. v. Zeolkowski Supreme Court of Canada 05-18-1989
A.G. (Que.) v. Carrières Ste-Thérèse Ltée Supreme Court of Canada 06-13-1985

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

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report
Eaton v. University of Regina (Preliminary Application: Closed Court) Court of Queen’s Bench 05-15-2019 038-2018
Hande v. University of Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench 05-21-2019 298-2017
Seon v. Board of Education of the Regina Roman Catholic School Division Court of Queen’s Bench 05-31-2018 211-2017
FIAT: IPC v. University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan v. IPC

Britto v. University of Saskatchewan

IPC v. University of Saskatchewan

Britto v. University of Saskatchewan

Court of Queen’s Bench

Court of Appeal

Court of Queen’s Bench

Court of Queen’s Bench

Court of Queen’s Bench

09-06-2018

05-16-2018

03-22-2018

05-17-2017

08-31-2017

153-2015
Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited v. Regina (City) 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
Stebner v. IPC

Extract from Danyliuk Fiat

Court of Queen’s Bench 03-28-2019 161-2018

240-2018

Bonny Gordon v. Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority

Bonny Gordon v. Regina Qu’Appelle Regional Health Authority (this appeal may be continued at a later date)

Court of Queen’s Bench

 

Court of Queen’s Bench

05-22-2015

 

09-26-2017

214-2015: Part I
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

Appeals

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Hande v. University of Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 05-21-2019 298-2017 LA FOIP
Eaton v. University of Regina (Preliminary Application: Closed Court) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 05-15-2019 038-2018 LA FOIP
Leo v. Global Transportation Hub Authority Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 06-13-2018 311-2017, 312-2017, 313-2017, 316-2017, 340-2017, 341-2017, 342-2017 FOIP
Britto v. University of Saskatchewan

Britto v. University of Saskatchewan

Court of Queen’s Bench

Court of Queen’s Bench

03-22-2018

08-31-2017

153-2015 LA FOIP
Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited v. Regina (City) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 10-13-2016 111-2015
087-2015 & 088-2015
LA FOIP
Evenson v. Saskatchewan (Ministry of Justice) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 08-19-2013 F-2012-006 FOIP
Evenson v. Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 09-19-2012 LA-2012-002 LA FOIP
Amendt v. Canada Life Assurance Co. Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 03-09-1999 FOIP

Discretion

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
John Doe v. Ontario (Finance) Supreme Court of Canada 05-09-2014

Driver Licence and Vehicle Registration

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Shook Legal, Ltd v. Saskatchewan (Government Insurance) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 08-31-2018 063-2017 FOIP
General Motors Acceptance Corp. of Canada v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan 12-01-1993 FOIP
City Collection Co. Ltd. et al v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan 11-29-1993 FOIP

Judicial Review

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Barker v. Ontario Court of Appeal for Ontario 04-09-2019
Ontario Medical Association v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Court of Appeal for Ontario 08-03-2018
Children’s Lawyer for Ontario v. Goodis Court of Appeal for Ontario 04-18-2005
Ontario v. Higgins Court of Appeal for Ontario 02-11-1999

Law Enforcement Matter

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Evenson v. Saskatchewan (Ministry of Justice) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 08-19-2013 F-2012-006 FOIP

Personal Information

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Ontario Medical Association, et al. v. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Supreme Court of Canada 04-11-2019
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan 12-17-2002 LA FOIP
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 03-14-2002 LA FOIP

Public Interest

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Grant v. Torstar Corp. Supreme Court of Canada 12-22-2019

Solicitor Client Privilege

 

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary Supreme Court of Canada 11-25-2016
Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson Supreme Court of Canada 06-03-2016
Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Canada (Information Commissioner) Federal Court of Appeal 04-17-2013
School District No. 49 (Central Coast) v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Supreme Court of British Columbia 03-23-2012
Ontario (Public Safety and Security) v. Criminal Lawyers’ Association Supreme Court of Canada 06-17-2010
Canada (Privacy Commissioner) v. Blood Tribe Department of Health Supreme Court of Canada 07-17-2008
Brewster v. Quayle Agencies Inc. Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 03-24-2008
Ontario (Attorney General) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) Ontario Divisional Court 07-16-2007
Blank v. Canada (Minister of Justice) Supreme Court of Canada 09-08-2006
Goodis v. Ontario (Ministry of Correctional Services) Supreme Court of Canada 07-07-2006
Pritchard v. Ontario (Human Rights Commission) Supreme Court of Canada 05-14-2004
Foster Wheeler Power Co. v. Société intermunicipale de gestion et d’élimination des déchets (SIGED) inc. Supreme Court of Canada 03-25-2004
Maranda v. Richer Supreme Court of Canada 11-14-2003
R. v. McClure Supreme Court of Canada 03-02-2001
Stevens v. Canada (Prime Minister) Federal Court of Appeal 06-05-1998
Descôteaux et al. v. Mierzwinski Supreme Court of Canada 06-23-1982
Solosky v. The Queen Supreme Court of Canada 12-21-1980

 

Statutory Exemptions

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Corporate Express Canada, Inc. v. The President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador 09-19-2014
John Doe v. Ontario (Finance) Supreme Court of Canada 05-09-2014
Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. v. Canada (Health) Supreme Court of Canada 02-03-2012
Canada (Information Commissioner) v. Canada (Minister of National Defence) Supreme Court of Canada 05-13-2011

Statutory Interpretation

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
R. v. Jarvis Supreme Court of Canada 02-14-2019
Lévis (City) v. Fraternité des policiers de Lévis Inc. Supreme Court of Canada 03-22-2007
Perron-Malenfant v. Malenfant (Trustee of) Supreme Court of Canada 09-17-1999
Rizzo & Rizzo Shoes Ltd. (Re) Supreme Court of Canada 01-22-1998
Thomson v. Canada (Deputy Minister of Agriculture) Supreme Court of Canada 02-13-1992
R. v. Zeolkowski Supreme Court of Canada 05-18-1989

Third Party and Commercial Information

Decision Name Court Date IPC Report SK Legislation
Geoff Leo v. Global Transportation Hub Authority Court of Queen’s Bench 11-23-2018 311-2017, 312-2017, 313-2017, 316-2017, 340-2017, 341-2017, 342-2017 FOIP
Geoff Leo v. Global Transportation Hub Authority Court of Queen’s Bench 06-13-2019
Hande v. University of Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 06-13-2019 298-2017 LA FOIP
Eaton v. University of Regina (Preliminary Application: Closed Court) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 05-15-2019 038-2018 LA FOIP
Seon v. Board of Education of the Regina Roman Catholic School Division No. 81 Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 05-31-2018 211-2017 LA FOIP
Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited v. Regina (City) Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan 10-13-2016 111-2015
087-2015 & 088-2015
LA FOIP