Are Body-Worn Camera Recordings “Labour and Employment” Records?

There is currently an appeal underway before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO) which raises an important issue relating to body-worn camera footage and which may have greater implications over how we apply exemptions and exclusions to records in general. As reported by Tom Cardozo and Robyn Doolittle in the Globe & Mail,Continue reading “Are Body-Worn Camera Recordings “Labour and Employment” Records?”

“Access Delayed, Access Denied”

Freedom of Information (FOI) was the subject of a cover story in the Globe and Mail this morning. Under the cover heading “Access Delayed, Access Denied”, a reference to the famous legal maxim “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, Globe journalists and FOI veterans Tom Cardoso and Robyn Doolittle report on the delays currently plaging Canada’s freedom of information systems, with a special spotlight on the strained federal system.

The Absurd Result Principle

It was a privilege to speak last week to all of the attendees of the Freedom of Information Police Network (FOIPN) Fall Conference at the Belleville Police Service Headquarters in Belleville, Ontario.

I was asked to deliver a presentation on the Absurd Result Principle, a legal principle with a long history in the Canadian and English legal systems.