Judicial Reviews

"Judicial review" refers to the power of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta to determine whether the Information and Privacy Commissioner has acted strictly within the powers that have been given to him or her. Such a review is not an appeal. It does not allow the court to substitute its decision for that of the Commissioner except in exceptional circumstances where the Commissioner's decision is found to be patently unreasonable. A party to an inquiry by the Commissioner may apply for judicial review on jurisdictional grounds or on the basis of an error in law.

Judicial Reviews and Judgments

The following Commissioner's Orders have undergone judicial review and the judgments of the Court of Queen's Bench (external link) are provided here for the convenience of users of this website. 

The below links are in PDF format and open in a separate browser window.

For further information on judicial reviews, see:

  • sections 75 to 81 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act
  • Chapter 10.12 of the FOIP Guidelines and Practices publication