Application judge appropriately limited scope of order to protect privacy interests

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Application judge appropriately limited scope of order to protect privacy interests

Competition Bureau obtained judicial authorizations to intercept private communications in price-fixing investigation. Respondents filed class action lawsuit relating to alleged price-fixing. Application judge ordered disclosure of intercepted communications to respondents. Application judge ordered screening of communications before disclosure to protect privacy of third parties. Court of Appeal dismissed application for leave to appeal. Appeal dismissed. Neither Competition Act nor Criminal Code precluded disclosure of intercepted communications in civil proceedings. Application judge appropriately limited scope of order to protect privacy interests.
Jacques c. Pétroles Irving inc. (Oct. 17, 2014, S.C.C., McLachlin C.J.C., LeBel J., Abella J., Rothstein J., Cromwell J., Moldaver J., and Wagner J., File No. 35226, 35231) Decision at 110 W.C.B. (2d) 184 was affirmed.  116 W.C.B. (2d) 618.

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