Chief Justice rules Laurentian is not required to give auditor general privileged information

January 14, 2022
Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz of the Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Laurentian University will not be required to give privileged information to Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. Morawetz said that the Auditor General Act does not require those being audited to give information and records that are subject to solicitor-client privilege, litigation privilege, or settlement privilege. “We will continue to provide the auditor general with the documentation and non-privileged information she needs, and is entitled to receive, in order to perform her audit,” read a statement from Laurentian. CBC reports that Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is planning to appeal the decision. CBC | Globe and Mail (ON)