CBC/Radio-Canada confirms that it has decided, after reviewing the judgment, not to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal ruling issued this week.
"We’re satisfied with the judgment, which clarifies the lower court’s decision with regard to most of our concerns, especially the key issue of protecting journalistic sources,” said the Corporation’s President and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix. “We feel we were justified in taking the matter to court, since it helped define the scope of the Information Commissioner’s jurisdiction."
The Court’s ruling clearly upholds the absolute nature of the exclusion covering journalistic sources, with this type of information falling outside the Commissioner's power of examination.
CBC/Radio-Canada looks forward to working constructively with the Office of the Information Commissioner so that it can continue fulfilling its responsibility to be transparent, in the best interest of Canadians.
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