Lights, Judges, Access: How Active Judicial Review of Discretionary Decisions Protects Access to Government Information

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Vincent Kazmierski

Carleton University - Department of Law and Legal Studies

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

This article discusses the role of judicial review in access to information regimes in Canada. It provides a review of recent court decisions that show how the Canadian courts are actively supervising the exercise of administrative discretion over access to information. It argues that although efforts to reform Canada’s access to information legislation have so far been met with limited success, the judiciary has provided significant and important scrutiny, providing a key means of enforcing access to information rights in Canada.

Keywords: access to information, freedom of information, canada, administrative discretion, judicial review, democracy

Suggested Citation

Kazmierski, Vincent, Lights, Judges, Access: How Active Judicial Review of Discretionary Decisions Protects Access to Government Information (January 1, 2013). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669112

Vincent Kazmierski (Contact Author)

Carleton University - Department of Law and Legal Studies ( email )

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada

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