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Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2011

10th Anniversary Edition

November 15, 2011: The 2012 Edition is in preparation and is expected to be released in December (price TBA). If you would like to be notified when the new edition is available to order, please contact us. We still have limited stock of the 2011 edition.

Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-7798-2661-2
Pages Approximately 1700
Language English only
Price $126.00
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Written by Colonel Me Michel W. Drapeau, OMM., CD, LL.L., LL.B., and Me Marc-Aurèle Racicot, B.Sc., LL.B.
Published by Carswell, 2010.

This is an annual publication. The 2011 edition was released November 2010. The 2012 edition is expected to be released in December 2011.


Description of last year's 2011 edition:

Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2011 contains everything you need to understand, interpret and apply the provisions of Canada's federal access to information and privacy legislation. In addition to expert analysis from two of the country's leading privacy and access lawyers, this comprehensive reference contains an extraordinary useful compendium of key materials.

Retained in this edition is a Foreword by both the Right Honorable Joe Clark, P.C., whose government in 1979 introduced the first government bill dealing with access to information and by the Honourable Madam Justice (retired) Claire l'Heureux-Dubé, C.C., Supreme Court of Canada; a 25th Anniversary Foreword by the Honourable Senator Francis Fox, P.C., who, as Minister of Communication in the Government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, introduced Bill C-43 to Parliament on July 7, 1980 (the Bill was passed in June 1982 and proclaimed in force on July 1983); as well as a Preface by the first Privacy Commissioner of Canada and former Information Commissioner of Canada, the late Dr. John Grace.

Also included are key historical documents, chronicling the story of Canadians' information rights from initial discussion in 1977 to enactment in 1982.

Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2011 includes:
  • Fully annotated versions of the:
    • Access to Information Act and its Regulations
    • Privacy Act and its Regulations
    • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and Regulations (PIPEDA)
  • Bilingual (English/French) Business Guide for protecting "Confidential" commercial or trade information from disclosure
  • The Citizen's Guide to Using the Access to Information Statute aids the reader in making effective use of the access legislation and containing precedents and actual examples of successful applications. Reveals tried and proven techniques used by experienced users of this statute
  • Guide for the litigant, which includes guidelines for those who wish to apply to the Federal Court
  • Reference material:
    • Concordance between the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act
    • Concordance between the federal and provincial access statutes
    • Summary of mandatory and discretionary exemptions
    • Summary of statutory delays under the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
    • National, provincial and territorial contacts
    • List of Departmental Access to Information and Privacy Coordinators
    • List of key internet addresses
    • Listing of Treasury Board Secretariat's Implementation Report on Access to Information and Privacy – Period 1983 to present
    • Powers, duties and functions delegated to ATIP Coordinators of selected institutions
  • Table of Cases
  • Index
  • Historical discussion papers
  • Quick Locator
  • Nominative Index
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