The Supreme Court of Canada has just granted leave to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in U.F.C.W., Local 401 v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner).

In its decision, the Court of Appeal held that substantial aspects of Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (the Act) unconstitutionally infringed on the Charter-protected right of freedom of expression, but the Court declined to strike down or read down the offending portions of the Act.

For a summary of the Court of Appeal's decision, please see our May 2012 Blakes Bulletin.

We are continuing to monitor this case and will provide you with an update as soon as the Supreme Court's judgment is released.