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III. Cases in progress – Information Commissioner as a Respondent

The Attorney General of Canada

v. The Information Commissioner of Canada, Court file T-531-06

On March 23, 2006, an application for judicial review was brought by the Attorney General of Canada against the Information Commissioner, under section 18.1 of the Federal Courts Act. The Application for Review relates to the lawfulness of decisions issued by the Information Commissioner’s delegate, requiring counsel and various witnesses to keep confidential the questions asked, answers given, and exhibits used during the taking of evidence under oath of various witnesses who appeared under subpoena before the Information Commissioner’s delegate in a matter concerning the investigation of a complaint made pursuant to the Access to Information Act against the head of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

This proceeding will continue before the Federal Court, and results will be reported in next year’s annual report.

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