parliamentary privilege

  • On privilege and acting with integrity

    Mar 6, 2019

    Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony to the House of Commons Justice Committee gives the in-house legal community an opportunity for a healthy discussion about some key common themes. It reinforces the in-house counsel’s connection to the rule of law. It reminds us of the importance of independent thought, truth telling, having the courage to act with integrity and the ability to navigate difficult relationship demands and issues of importance to our clients. This is a valuable opportunity and a valuable story. In light of solicitor-client privilege, in-house lawyers are rarely permitted to share their perspectives and these kinds of stories.

  • Parliamentary privilege doesn’t apply to National Assembly labour dispute: SCC

    Parliamentary privilege doesn’t apply to National Assembly labour dispute: SCC

    Oct 5, 2018

    Parliamentary privilege did not extend to firing security guards for misconduct, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today in dismissing an appeal by the president of Quebec’s National Assembly.

  • Guergis’ lawsuit against law firm one step closer to trial

    Dec 9, 2015