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Rubin v. Canada (Clerk of the Privy Council), [1996] 1 S.C.R. 6


Ken Rubin                    Appellant




The Clerk of the Privy Council                                                         Respondent


Indexed as:  Rubin v. Canada (Clerk of the Privy Council)


File No.:  24147.


1996:  January 24.


Present:  La Forest, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ.


on appeal from the federal court of appeal


                   Administrative law ‑‑ Access to information ‑‑ Clerk of Privy Council justified in denying access to information requested.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal, [1994] 2 F.C. 707, 54 C.P.R. (3d) 511, 113 D.L.R. (4th) 275, 167 N.R. 43, 25 Admin. L.R. (2d) 241, reversing a decision of the Federal Court, Trial Division, [1993] 2 F.C. 391, 48 C.P.R. (3d) 348, 63 F.T.R. 1, 14 Admin. L.R. (2d) 246, granting an application for judicial review of a refusal to disclose information requested.  Appeal dismissed.


                   Neil Wilson, for the appellant.


                   J. E. Thompson, Q.C., and Meg Kinnear, for the respondent.


                   The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


1                 La Forest J. ‑‑ The appeal is dismissed for the reasons given by Mr. Justice Stone of the Federal Court of Appeal, with the exception of costs.  The appellant is entitled to his costs throughout.


                   Judgment accordingly.


                   Solicitors for the appellant:  Gowling, Strathy & Henderson, Ottawa.


                   Solicitor for the respondent:  George Thomson, Ottawa.


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