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SCC Rules Debtors Impliedly Consented to Disclosure of Mortgage Discharge Statement

Posted in Privacy

On November 17, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, 2016 SCC 50. This case involved the proper interpretation of certain disclosure exceptions in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, S.C. 2000, c.5 (“PIPEDA”). Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Côté overturned… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Canada strikes down court hearing fees as unconstitutional

Posted in Constitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the court hearing fees imposed by the province of British Columbia as being unconstitutional because they prevent access to the courts in a manner that is inconsistent with section 96 of theConstitution and the underlying principle of the rule of law. The Case History The SCC’s October 2, 2014 decision… Continue Reading