Challenging the Government of Ontario

Yesterday, I was at Queen’s Park for a press conference announcing a Charter challenge to section 65(5.7) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”). The FIPPA exists to make government information public and to protect personal information from being made public. Section 65(5.7) of the FIPPA excludes any and all information related to the provision of abortion services. This section therefore excludes statistical information which contain no personal characteristics. Pro-life blogger Patricia Maloney and the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada retained me to challenge this section.

The case is about freedom of expression, government transparency and the right of citizens to be aware of and comment on important information of a public and political nature. Read the Notice of Application here.