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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: Post 1901 Census - further to IC legal action
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:30:46 -0800
I have received several messages by those receiving the letter from the Information Commissioner's office regarding his legal action on our behalf. Those contacting me wish to know what is involved should they seek to be a party to the Application of the Information Commissioner. I have contacted the General Counsel, Daniel Brunet, and received the following information from him.
The form letter that accompanied the letter sent by Mr. Brunet is to satisfy a legal requirement that complainants be notified of the Application for review, and for them to be given the opportunity to participate in the Application should they so choose. The form should be completed and returned ASAP.
Anyone wishing to be a party to the Application would be doing so as an 'intervenor' to the action and as such would be required to put forth their own submissions, testimony and arguments, and to provide their own legal counsel.
Essentially, all testimony, submissions and arguments would be done in writing, and by affidavit etc. There would however, be a hearing at which final oral arguments etc. would be heard. The hearing would be open to the public and Mr. Brunet stated he would advise us in advance as to when it would take place. The hearing will be held in Ottawa.
Those taking part in the Application would do so at their own expense. That would include transportation, accomodation, food and the cost of any legal counsel. In the end run, the cost to anyone wishing to participate as a party to the Application could be considerable. You could not expect reimbursement by the government for any part of expenses incurred.
Mr. Brunet indicated that the 'Litigation' folder on the Information Commissioner's website, mentioned in my earlier post, should be online by sometime next week. Information on the progress of the Application by the Information Commissioner will be available there.
My thanks to all who have contacted Mr. Brunet themselves and provided information they received from him.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-chair Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f
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