CBA-NS Joint Public Sector Lawyers & Civil Litigation/ADR Law Section Meeting

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Event date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
Contact Email: 
Nova Scotia Department of Justice, Halifax NS

Objections based on Crown Immunity and Confidential Informant Privilege

Speaker: Peter C. McVey, QC, Nova Scotia Department of Justice

The Crown continues to enjoy certain privileges and immunities against compelled testimony, discovery examination and pre-trial production of documents, in addition to privileges or immunities that are enjoyed by all private persons or entities.  While Crown privileges and immunities may be removed by an act of a Legislature or Parliament, they remain important considerations in civil litigation, whether the Crown is a party or a non-party custodian of evidence.