Transparency, Open Courts and Administrative Tribunals: Implications of Toronto Star v. AG Ontario
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: October 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

In April 2018, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Toronto Star v. AG Ontario, finding that the application of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to administrative tribunals violates the open courts principle embedded in section 2(b) of the Charter. Join our expert faculty to explore the implications of this decision for administrative tribunals in Ontario, and the parties appearing before them. Gather helpful advice on how to balance the need to present your client's strongest case with the obligation to protect their privacy interests.


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