Statement by Hubert T. Lacroix regarding the Federal Court of Appeal's judgement on Access to Information

November 23, 2011

At noon today, the Federal Court of Appeal rendered a key judgment that clarifies the Access to Information Commissioner's powers over documents considered excluded from the Access to Information Act.

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled in our favour on the heart of the matter for us – journalistic sources.

We are pleased to report that the Court declared the exclusion for journalistic sources to be absolute and that this type of information falls outside the Commissioner's power of examination.

We are continuing our analysis of the ruling.

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