Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Solicitor-Client Privilege, Settling a 15-Year Dispute 

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May 6, 2015

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Darcy Ammerman and Pat Forgione's article: "Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Solicitor-Client Privilege, Settling a 15-Year Dispute," was published in the National Banking Law Review. Ammerman and Forgione note that the SCC's February 13 ruling ended a 15-year battle between Canadian lawyers and the federal government with respect to the ability of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) to, among other things, search and seize files from lawyers' offices without a warrant and hand out penalties to lawyers for non-compliance, such as a fine of up to $500,000 or five years in jail, or both.

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Reproduced with permission of the publisher LexisNexis Canada Inc. from National Banking Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, April 2015.