University of Calgary v. JR 2013 ABQB 652 (CanLII)

  • November 04, 2013

Date: 2013-11-04 Docket: 1001 16269. C.M. Jones J. | Link

A former employee alleged constructive dismissal and sought disclosure of communications related to her employment between the University’s in-house legal counsel and its external legal counsel. The University asserted solicitor-client privilege. The Privacy adjudicator issued a notice of production concerning the communications. The Court held that section 56(3) of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act authorized the Privacy Commissioner to compel a public body to produce records to verify solicitor-client privilege claims.