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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
101114386 Saskatchewan Ltd v. Hearing Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Saskatchewan Court of Appeal 11-15-2013
Evenson v. Saskatchewan (Ministry of Justice) Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 08-19-2013
R. v. Trapp Provincial Court of Saskatchewan 01-26-2009
Haug v. Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 04-11-2005
R. v. Decap Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 07-07-2003
Amendt v. Canada Life Assurance Co. Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 03-09-1999
Weidlich v. Saskatchewan Power Corp. Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 02-25-1998
Liick v. Saskatchewan (Minister of Health) Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 08-05-1994
General Motors Acceptance Corporation of Canada Ltd. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Saskatchewan Court of Appeal 11-29-1993
City Collection Co. Ltd. et al v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Saskatchewan Court of Appeal 11-29-1993
City Collection Co. v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance Saskatchewan 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
Evenson v. Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 09-19-2012
Jess v. Saskatchewan District Health Board Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 10-04-2007
R. v. Decap Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 07-07-2003
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Saskatchewan Court of Appeals 12-17-2002
Fogal v. Regina School Division No. 4 Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 03-14-2002
Amendt v. Canada Life Assurance Co. Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench 03-09-1999


The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) 
Decision Name Court Date
101114386 Saskatchewan Ltd. v. Hearing Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority  Saskatchewan Court of Appeal  11-15-2013 
Germain v. Automobile Injury Appeal Commission  Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench  02-18-2009 
Haug v. Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety  Saskatchewan 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
Grant v. Torstar Corp. Supreme Court of Canada 22-12-2009
Information Commissioner of Canada v. Ministry of National Defence Supreme Court of Canada 13-05-2011
Information Commissioner of Canada v. Minister of National Defence, et al. Federal Court of Appeal 03-03-2015




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