REVIEW BY THE FEDERAL COURT
Marginal note:Review by Federal Court where access refused
41. Any individual who has been refused access to personal information requested under subsection 12(1) may, if a complaint has been made to the Privacy Commissioner in respect of the refusal, apply to the Court for a review of the matter within forty-five days after the time the results of an investigation of the complaint by the Privacy Commissioner are reported to the complainant under subsection 35(2) or within such further time as the Court may, either before or after the expiration of those forty-five days, fix or allow.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “41”.
Marginal note:Privacy Commissioner may apply or appear
42. The Privacy Commissioner may
(a) apply to the Court, within the time limits prescribed by section 41, for a review of any refusal to disclose personal information requested under subsection 12(1) in respect of which an investigation has been carried out by the Privacy Commissioner, if the Commissioner has the consent of the individual who requested access to the information;
(b) appear before the Court on behalf of any individual who has applied for a review under section 41; or
(c) with leave of the Court, appear as a party to any review applied for under section 41.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “42”.
Marginal note:Application respecting files in exempt banks
43. In the circumstances described in subsection 36(5), the Privacy Commissioner may apply to the Court for a review of any file contained in a personal information bank designated as an exempt bank under section 18.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “43”.
Marginal note:Hearing in summary way
44. An application made under section 41, 42 or 43 shall be heard and determined in a summary way in accordance with any special rules made in respect of such applications pursuant to section 46 of the Federal Courts Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. P-21, s. 44;
- 2002, c. 8, s. 182.
Marginal note:Access to information
45. Notwithstanding any other Act of Parliament or any privilege under the law of evidence, the Court may, in the course of any proceedings before the Court arising from an application under section 41, 42 or 43, examine any information recorded in any form under the control of a government institution, other than a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada to which subsection 70(1) applies, and no information that the Court may examine under this section may be withheld from the Court on any grounds.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “45”.
Marginal note:Court to take precautions against disclosing
46. (1) In any proceedings before the Court arising from an application under section 41, 42 or 43, the Court shall take every reasonable precaution, including, when appropriate, receiving representations ex parte and conducting hearings in camera, to avoid the disclosure by the Court or any person of
(a) any information or other material that the head of a government institution would be authorized to refuse to disclose if it were requested under subsection 12(1) or contained in a record requested under the Access to Information Act; or
(b) any information as to whether personal information exists where the head of a government institution, in refusing to disclose the personal information under this Act, does not indicate whether it exists.
Marginal note:Disclosure of offence authorized
(2) The Court may disclose to the appropriate authority information relating to the commission of an offence against a law of Canada or a province by a director, an officer or an employee of a government institution if, in the Court’s opinion, there is evidence of such an offence.
- R.S., 1985, c. P-21, s. 46;
- 2006, c. 9, s. 184.
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